Event Registration - Ontario Public Buyers Association
Principles - Procurement and the Law (Virtual)
10/8/2024 - 10/9/2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Registration ends on 9/25/2024
There are currently 8 spots remaining out of 22

Event Description

Oct 8 - 9, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wed, Sept 25, 2024, at 5:00 PM


In this course the mysteries of the law and the relationship of the procurement agent to it are unraveled in a concise and easy to understand format. Candidates are given an overview of the issues and responsibilities related to entering into a legal contract as well as determining what comprises a contract. Other topics discussed are the Law of Agency, Contract Law, Laws of Competitive Bidding, comments on various Acts, bonding and alternatives to bonding.

Instructor:  Victoria Mirlocca, Q.Arb, CPPB, C.Mgr., C.I.M., NIGP-CPP, CPSD


By the end of this course participants will be able to:
• Explain the Law of Agency and the duties of the three parties involved in an agency relationship
• Describe the six essential elements to create a binding, valid contract
• Give a detailed description of when Contracts A and B are formed and their importance to Procurement Law
• Describe the duty of full disclosure and the duty of fairness and good faith
• Outline the key provisions of several significant cases, major Acts and Trade Agreements affecting public purchasing


This six (6) hour Zoom Virtual Learning seminar has two (2) online sessions:

Tuesday, October 8th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Wednesday, October 9th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students must attend both sessions to receive course credit.

The Zoom meeting link and login information will be distributed before the first session.


Students will receive a short pre-work assignment to complete approximately 10 days before the first session. If you have not received course materials/pre-work, etc. prior to the course you are registered for, you are responsible for emailing members@opba.ca to obtain them before your course start date.


Please refer to our refund + payment policy for information regarding cancelations and/or refunds.



Learn more about the Zoom platform and its system requirements here. Remember to use a wired internet connection (as opposed to wi-fi, if possible) for the best viewing experience.

OPBA Principles Program seminars are designed for student participation. In order to get the most out of the session and ensure two-way discussion, students are encouraged to fully participate by having camera and microphone on during the virtual session, or to actively participate in chat where access to a A/V equipment is not possible.

Students are also encouraged to maintain a respectful learning environment by minimizing multi-tasking distractions, and background noise. Please ensure mobile phones and computer notifications are off or muted, and place yourself on mute until you want to, or are called upon, to speak.


Attendance Credit: Six (6) contact hours. Students must attend both sessions to receive course credit.

Program Textbook: ** Learners must purchase the updated textbooks for each construction course, which is now available for purchase in the OPBA Store

Program Enrollment: If you plan to apply this seminar toward the Principles of Effective Public Purchasing certificate program, you must be enrolled in the program. 


Space is limited: Register early to avoid disappointment. There will be a $25 late fee applied to join this course after the registration deadline. Please email members@opba.ca to request a late registration. 

Cancelations: In writing only, up to ten (10) business days before the event, after which we regret that we cannot refund your registration fee. Course fees are nontransferable to other courses.

Registration Fees:

Title Fee Valid Dates Member Status Points CEUs Hours
Virtual Learning Member Rate $254.25 Available until Wed, Sept 25, 2024 Members Only 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000
Virtual Learning - Non Member $310.75 Available until Wed, Sept 25, 2024 All Registrants 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000

Please refer to our refund + payment policy for information regarding cancelations and/or refunds.

Registration closes Wed, Sept 25, 2024 at 5:00 PM