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Contract Formation and Design - Practical Procurement

Date:   May 14, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Time:   8:30 AM (MDT)
Location:   Adobe Connect Link to be provided 48 hours prior to session


CPD:     10 Credits
Price:     Member: $625

Non-member: $695


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Important Notes:    

Printed workshop materials will no longer be provided.  Participants could print materials as needed.

The workshop materials will be sent to participants "electronically" prior to the workshop delivery date.


Course Overview    

While there are many learning opportunities that deliver information on the basics of contracts - there are comparatively few that focus on developing practical skills for use at work. This workshop providing a refresher on the contracting lifecycle is focused on exploring key areas of the procurement contracting process.

For many reasons, contracting activities are conducted without the benefit of a strategy. This course will provide participants with a “Design Approach” document, when diligently applied in practice will result in more effective processing of contracts and improved negotiation outcomes.

Key Learning Outcome(s):       


The workshop will provide participants with a “Contracts Data-Gathering Approach Tool” and instructions on how to use it effectively for professional results. This skilled requirements gathering should result in more accurate scope setting, more focused and clearer drafting of intended outcomes and ultimately, higher quality contracts.

There is an art to creating a flexible contract document that can accommodate its business context as well as assure compliance within the prevailing legal environment. This part of the workshop will explore how supply chain practitioners can understand and modify their organization’s standard form contracts to create “best-for-the-situation” documentation.


About the Instructor:

Richard is the principal of Venerus Advisory Partners - a procurement consultancy specialized in supporting and improving the performance of strategic sourcing and contracting functions in private and public sector organizations.  Venerus Advisory Partner’s practice relies on Richard’s 15 years of mixed experience as procurement counsel and as a sourcing specialist and leader.  In addition to a degree in Law, Richard holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics.  He is also a certified Change Management expert. Richard is a frequent instructor, facilitator and presenter of procurement and contracting subject matter, for the Supply Chain Canada.

Richard Venerus Associates (RVA) has rebranded/re-organized into Venerus Advisory Partners (VAP). The new business features an expanded suite of services and a larger team.   Richard is a certified practitioner of the independent ISO 44001 standard for collaborative working and among the first Canadian advisors to bring best practices in collaboration to procurement and contracts.



Refund and Cancellation Policy: 


  • Registrants will receive a full refund to courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute.
  • Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provide written notice to Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute of their withdrawal from the course 14 days or more prior to the first day of class, will be provided a full refund. After 14 days prior up to 2 days prior to the start of the class, Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute will refund half the course registration fee. After the 2- day period, refunds will not be granted.


Due to unforeseen circumstance if Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute cancels an event all registrants will be offered the option to transfer the registration to a future event or receive a refund.

Please send cancellation request, questions or concerns to Millete Gutierrez  (




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