Contract Preparation and Bid Evaluation Course


This highly interactive IRES Managing Tenders, Specifications & Contracts training seminar considers how your organization can identify and use the most appropriate procurement strategy and discusses best practice in developing tender documentation, criteria and evaluation. This IRES training course focuses on how best to deal with key contractual liability issues to minimize the risk exposure to your organization from cost and time overruns. This IRES Managing Tenders, Specifications & Contracts training course also provides tools, tips and techniques on effective resolution of disputes to minimize cost and reputational risk exposure to your organization.


5 Days


All those involved in any step of contract pre-award phase of the contracting process including personnel involved in determining the best contracting strategy, sourcing decisions and tendering.


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
CPB04 2 Oct 2023 - 6 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
CPB04 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
CPB04 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


At the end of this IRES training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Outline the basic elements of contracting
  • List the major steps involved in contract preparation procedures including developing an effective scope of work, terms and conditions and sourcing strategy
  • Describe different types of contracts and discuss several contracting strategies including pricing
  • Evaluate in-depth the process of preparing tenders and selecting potential contractors
  • Use evaluation criteria to select the most appropriate contractors for the project


Module 1: Overview of contracting and tendering

  • Elements of a contract
  • Important concepts used in contract management
  • Problems in preparing contracts
  • Stages in contracting
  • Tendering objectives
  • One step versus two step sealed bidding
  • Tendering process

Module 2: Contract preparation

  • Set-up contracting strategy
  • Contracting methods
  • Drafting of scope of work
  • Decision analysis worksheet
  • Drafting fundamentals
  • Implications of poor scope of work
  • Terms and conditions
  • Determining sourcing strategy

Module 3: Contract types and strategies

  • Fixed price (lump sum) contracts
  • Firm fixed contracts
  • Economic price adjustment
  • Incentive contracts
  • Cost reimbursable (cost plus) contracts
  • Percentage of cost
  • Fixed fee
  • Award fee
  • Incentive fee
  • Time and material contracts
  • Intellectual properties
  • Special forms of contracting
  • International contracting
  • Amendments

Module 4: Bidding Procedures

  • Invite potential bidders
  • Tender briefing
  • Receiving and opening of bids
  • Recommendation report

Module 5: Bids evaluation and contract award

  • Evaluation process
  • Preliminary examination of bids
  • Detailed examination of bids
  • Commercial Evaluation
  • Value for money
  • Whole life costing
  • Most economic advantageous tender
  • Technical Evaluation
  • Scoring protocol
  • Method of awarding contract

Course Administration Details:


The overall aim of this IRES course is to provide participants with the knowledge, concepts and skills needed to perform all the tasks required in the pre-award phase of a contract. The course covers different contract types and various contracting methods with a concentration on tendering.

Participants in this interactive course will learn essential tools and techniques used in analyzing submitted bids including preliminary examination, technical evaluation and commercial evaluation.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:  [email protected] or  [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817, +254(020) 211 3814 or +250 789 621 067 mail [email protected] or  [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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