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The success of a construction project depends on various factors. Good strategies in procurement and tendering no doubt play an important role. Procurement and tendering may cover the different parts of the supply chain, including the employer’s procurement, tendering exercise, main contractor’s tendering strategies, procurement of vendors and sub-contractors at the lower end of the supply chain. Disputes, uncertainties and procedures in these different stages of tendering are common area the engineers need to handle. As such, knowledge and skills in handling these issues are essential for a successful engineer.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this seminar, students will be able to:

  • Know the different kinds of procurement method
  • Learn the whole tendering procedures
  • Grasp knowledge of the technical circulars of the Development Bureau concerning procurement and tendering
  • Know the impact of past performance upon the tendering assessment
  • Become aware of the usual tendering strategies
  • Get a brief knowledge on the contract law regarding acceptance of tender
  • Avoid the loopholes of falling into difficult situations due to misunderstanding of the Conditions of Tender
  • Know the usual problems in Sub-contractors' tendering
  • Learn the usual problems in materials' procurement

Target Participants

HKIE Member or engineer

Course Contents

  • Traditional contract vs Design & Build Contract
  • Tendering Documents
  • Conditions of Tender
  • Tender Submissions
  • Fluctuations
  • Letter of Intent
  • Conditional Contract
  • Pre-contract Correspondences
  • Tender negotiation
  • Tendering Strategies
  • Joint Venture Tendering
  • Promises made at Tender Interview / Collateral Contract
  • Marking Scheme in Award of Contract
  • Acceptance of Tender
  • Technical Circulars of Development Bureau regarding Tendering
  • Back to back
  • Quantum meruit
  • Case Laws

Date & Time

26 September 2020 (Sat), 9:30am - 5:00pm




Certificate of Attendance

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese (course materials in English)


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