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Contract Terminology & Pre-Award

A strong understanding of contract terminology is necessary to a comprehensive bid process. In this course, you will learn to efficiently manage the pre-award phase, an integral part of sound contract management.

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Session Duration:
60 minutes
1 hour formal CPD

Course overview

Learn how to use contract terminology and manage the pre-award phase of contracts for a proper and fair bid and pre-award process.

A keen understanding and interpretation of contract clauses is critical to managing contracts. Though contact law differs by region, state and country, there are key legal terms which are universal to construction contract language. Understanding and applying these terms will prove indispensable in effectively managing contracts.

From the creation of bid qualifications, specifications and requirements to the evaluation of contractor submissions and weighting of criteria for awarding, this course will enhance your skillset and prepare you for success and long-term profitability.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for contract administrators, project managers, commercial managers, quantity surveyors, clients and cost managers looking to gain understanding of pre-award processes and contract terminology

Why Attend?

To gain an understanding of the common contract terms and their interpretation and use within contract documents.


This on-demand video course is a recorded, instructor led program with interactions built in to test your knowledge.

About this course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the web class, you will be able to:

  • Define what constitutes a contract
  • Identify the common contract sections
  • List key contract terminology and be able to apply it in real life situations
  • Navigate the responsibilities of all parties to the contract
  • Describe the bidding process
  • Identify the key documents necessary during the bidding process


In this web class, we will cover:

  • Contract terminology
  • Contract responsibilities
  • Bid documents
  • Bid process


Sorina du Toit

SDT Cost Management Inc.

Sorina is a versatile and accomplished Project Controls specialist with 20 years’ global experience, and a track record of proven success in planning, developing and maintaining budgets, contract management and procurement. She is equally experienced in multi-million dollar and smaller scale projects, achieving excellence in all aspects of management and reporting while maintaining the highest level of standards. 

Sorina obtained her degree at the University of Pretoria in South Africa after which she proceeded to work in Ireland and the UK on infrastructure and retail projects.  She obtained her RICS membership as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor while working in the UK. Upon relocation to South Africa, she entered the mining industry, working in estimating and contract management. Sorina relocated to Canada where she has been involved in projects locally and globally in the mining, office, clean energy, transmission and distribution, bio-chemical and thermal sectors.


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