Effective Procurement Strategies and Construction Delivery Systems

Thursday, May 27

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



This one-day seminar illustrates different procurement strategies and project delivery systems of medium to large size projects.   The key differences between carefully selected project delivery systems, such design bid build (DBB), design build (DB), Construction Management (CM), Public Private Partnership (P3), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) are explained in detail using actual cases of real Canadian construction project.

The seminar also explains different procurement strategies to select consultants/contractors, such as best value, lowest price, and qualification based. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of project delivery and procurement strategy are highlighted by demonstrating successes and failures of real project cases, based on projects’ Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn the basic composition of a typical contract agreement between an owner and a contractor/consultant.
  2. Understand the differences between basic contract types, such as stipulated price (CCDC2), cost plus (CCDC 3) and unit price contract (CCDC4).
  3. Analyze more sophisticated project delivery systems such as Construction Management, Design Build, and P3.
  4. Master the utilization of different standard forms of contracts and guidelines, such as the CCDC, CCA, ACEC, and RAIC.
  5. Grasp the objectives of the course by learning the successes and failures of actual project cases in Canada and the U.S.

Who should attend?

This seminar is intended for superintendents, project coordinators, construction managers, consultants, engineers, architects, project managers, functional managers, and other professionals involved in planning, executing, and monitoring and controlling construction projects. Basic understanding of typical contract clauses is encouraged but is not required.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to project delivery systems, contract types, and procurement strategies.
  2. Types of contracts: stipulated price, unit price, and cost-plus contracts – advantages and disadvantages.
  3. Standard project delivery systems and their impact on both the client and the consultant/contractor: design bid build (DBB), design build (DB), Construction Management (CM), Public Private Partnership (P3), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)4. Standard procurement methods and their implications on the project KPI’s: best value, lowest price, and qualification based.
  4. Actual projects’ successes and failures, based on the selected contract type and project delivery systems.

Instructor’s Information:
Dr. M.  Elbarkouky, PhD, PEng., PMP – Project Management Training Solutions LTD. (PMTS)
Dr. Elbarkouky is an expert in contract management, project controls, and claims administration.   He has more than 20 years of practical experience in his field of practice.  He managed and controlled many complex projects in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.   He has extensive experience of oil and gas, power plants, infrastructure, and building construction projects.  Dr. Elbarkouky has a Ph.D. in construction engineering and management from the University of Alberta.  He is also a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Alberta and a Project Management Professional (PMP) of the PMI. He is the CEO of a project management training organization that is specialized in teaching professional and academic courses in project management, contract management, risk analysis, contract administration, scheduling, cost estimation, project planning, and control in Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, NL, and NWT.  He also has several publications in engineering, construction, and project management topics in prestigious international journals.

Please select the link below to register. Cost for NLCA Members: $275.00 plus hst; MNL Rate:$318.75 plus hst ; Non-Member Rate: $375.00 plus hst