Agenda

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Doug R. Sanders

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

 

9:10

Planning for Success: Where do you Start?

 

Michael Houle

Partnerships BC

 

  • Conceptualizing the project
  • Technical considerations
  • Understanding your transaction (model)
  • Making the business case

 

9:55

Questions and Discussion

10:05

Refreshment Adjournment

10:20

Making it Happen: Coordinating the Design Process

 

Brian Samuels

Samuels & Co.

 

Nicholas Paczkowski

Construction Law Group

 

  • Detailed plans and specifications
  • Building info management
  • Legal responsibility

 

  11:05

Questions and Discussion

  11:15

Choosing Your Delivery Method - Part I: Design-Bid-Build

 

Christopher W. Eagles

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

 

Keith Bustard

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

  • Advantages and disadvantages of design-bid-build
  • Protecting yourself as an owner, constructor or designer
  • Practice tips for addressing common issues

 

  12:00

Questions and Discussion

  12:10 Networking Lunch
   1:10

Choosing Your Delivery Method - Part II: Design-Build

 

Christopher W. Eagles

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

 

Keith Bustard

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

  • Integrated project delivery
  • Public-private-partnerships
  • Advantages and disadvantages from various perspectives

 

   1:55

Questions and Discussion

   2:05

Choosing Your Procurement Model - Part I: Traditional Tenders

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

Karen Martin

Dentons Canada LLP

 

  • Review of common law tendering principles (Contract A/Contract B, Owner's duties in procurement)
  • Terms of Contract A - drafting to protect yourself from liability
  • Avoiding the most common tendering mistakes - Owner and Contractor perspectives
  • Update on recent case law
  • Application of international and interprovincial trade agreements to government procurement

 

   2:50

Questions and Discussion

   3:00

Refreshment Adjournment

   3:15

Choosing Your Procurement Model - Part II: RFPs

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

Karen Martin

Dentons Canada LLP

 

  • Key differences from tendering - why use an RFP? Pros and cons
  • Strategies to take advantage of market innovation
  • RFP Evaluation - how to get it right while acting fairly
  • Navigating the process: Owner and Contractor perspectives

 

   4:00 Questions and Discussion
   4:10 Managing Disputes Along the Way
  Doug R. Sanders

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

 

Martha Vogler

JMW Consultants Canada ULC

 

  • The impact of soft disputes on the project
  • Preventing deterioration of relationships throughout the project cycle

 

   4:50 Questions and Discussion
   5:00

Chair's Closing Remarks - Program Concludes