Infrastructure Masterclass a Hit with Construction Procurement Staff!

Construction team on construction site wearing yellow hard hats and bright green vestsOn October 2nd, 2017 NECI delivered the first offering of Infrastructure Masterclass, a brand new one day seminar developed in collaboration with the BC Construction Association. A full class of broader public sector procurement professionals from across the province gathered in Prince George to hone their construction procurement skills and position their organizations as ‘owners of choice’.

Why Construction Procurement and Why Now?

As public sector owners struggle to obtain bids in this booming construction market, companies are becoming more selective about the opportunities that they invest resources in responding to. The release of massive Federal Infrastructure funding is creating added pressure. Timelines are tight, projects are complex, and procurement staff is often stretched to the breaking point. When viewed in the context of the tsunami of baby boomers retiring, there is a crisis in public procurement.


NECI logo and BCCA British Columbia Construction Association

Working together, NECI and the BCCA have developed this session to help public owners address the knowledge gap created by retiring practitioners by increasing the skills and knowledge of critical construction procurement planning issues. With a focus on leading edge public procurement strategies and hands-on practice selecting the most effective project delivery model for a real life project, this interactive session is packed with useful information, resources and networking opportunities that will assist public owners long after the session is over.

What Do Attendees Have to Say?

Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some of the comments from attendees at the session, which received an overall evaluation rating of 4.39 out of 5.0.

“The interaction between the instructor and the attendees was great and brought out some good discussions on situations they experienced!” Evelyn Evens, Purchaser, UNBC

“The best part of this course was the resources provided and the networking. (The instructor) was a great speaker!” Meredith Burmaster, Community Services Leader, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

Upcoming Offerings

Due to overwhelming demand, we are currently scheduling additional offerings across the province, in collaboration with the regional construction associations. Click one of the buttons below to learn more and register. If you would like to host a session in your area, contact your local construction association or the BC Construction Association at (250) 475-1077.