Estimating, Costing and Pricing of Construction Tenders and Projects

This course will look at the definition, importance, and uses of estimating, costing, and pricing.


This training webinar will look at the definition, importance and uses of estimating, costing and pricing. We will cover the contextual framework, general principles and measurement when it comes to the process of tenders. Quantity estimating, client costing, tenderer pricing and contract completion also forms a major part of this specific topic and will be covered in detail by our facilitator Theuns Eloff who graduated with a B.Ing Degree (Civil) from the Rand Afrikaans University (University of Johannesburg) and started his Engineering
career at Raubex Construction as a Civil Contractor where he was involved in the construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of various National and Provincial roads.

Who should attend?

Construction Project Managers, Regulatory agencies, Project staff in the
Construction and Engineering Environment, Local Government Groups, Risk Management Specialists, Civil Engineers, Architects, Geotechnical Experts, Financial Specialists, Contractors, Construction Industry Tradesmen and Professionals with an interest in how to improve their tendering skills will benefit on this course which will demonstrate and present the Principles and Measurement of successfully tendering in South Africa.


16-17 May 2024
(2 Day Training)


8:30 – 16:30


2 CPD Points ECSA


R6490 + vat (Early Bird)
R6999 + vat (Standard)


This course is a 2-day interactive training webinar about
Estimating, Costing and Pricing of Construction Tenders and Projects in South Africa

Presented by, Theuns Eloff 

Accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa

Catering by UBER Eats 

Session 1


  • WHAT: Defining Estimate, Cost And Price
  • WHY: Importance Of Estimating, Costing And Pricing
  • WHERE: Uses Of Estimating, Costing And Pricing
  • WHEN: Competitive Bidding In Action
  • Definitions

Contextual Framework

  • Role Players
  • Standards And Uniformity
  • Procurement And Tendering
  • Types And Forms Of Contracts
  • Pricing And Contracting Strategies
  • Specifications And Quality Requirements
  • The Programme
  • Available Software

General Principles

  • Establishment And P&g
  • Securities And Insurances
  • Escalation
  • Pricing Data And Standard Units
  • Schedule Of Quantities (Boq)

Session 2


  • Field Investigation
  • Units Of Measurement
  • Rules Of Measurement
  • Coding, Numbering And The Preparation Of The Soq

Session 3

Quantity Estimating

  • Level Of Skills Required
  • Types Of Estimating
  • Accuracy Of The Estimation
  • Resource Requirement
  • Using The Schedule Of Quantities
  • Dayworks
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Practical Estimation

Tenderer Pricing

  • Site Visits And Investigation
  • Keeping Records And Collecting Information
  • Production Determination
  • Profits And Mark Up
  • Time Calculation Vs Client Requirement
  • Practical Pricing

Contract Completion

  • Recording Of Information
  • Cash Flow
  • S Curves
  • Cost Management

Exercise, Summary And Close

How Much?

Early Bird: R6490 + vat
Standard: R6999 + vat


Date: 16-17 May 2024
Time: 08:00am 16:30pm (CAT Daily)


3-5: 5% off
6-10: 10% off
+11: 15% off


The training is accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) with 2 CPD Points

Catering services will be offered by UBER Eats- Delegates to receive meal vouchers Daily, provided Uber Eats is available in your area*

Presented by Theuns Eloff

What Do I Need?

Each delegate will need the following to attend:

  • Steady Internet connection for the duration of the training
  • Laptop / PC / Smart Phone and Power supply (Charger)
  • Zoom Meeting Software installed onto your laptop /
  • PC / Smart Phone
  • Quiet Space

Preferable but not compulsory:

  • Headset / Ear Phones to clearly hear the facilitator

About The Trainer?

Theuns Eloff graduated with a B.Ing Degree (Civil) from the Rand Afrikaans University (University of Johannesburg) and started his Engineering career at Raubex Construction as a Civil Contractor where he was involved in the construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of various National and Provincial roads. He then joined Patula Construction where he spent 9 years gaining experience in all fields of the business, working on major earthworks, dams, open canals, water reticulation, rehabilitation, construction and resurfacing, projects across the country.

He resigned as Contracts Director and Shareholder in the company to start Construction Consultant in 2007. The main purpose of Construction Consultant is to help develop the SMME bracket of the industry and facilitate quality work in the Civil Engineering sector. He has since been involved as Projects/Contracts Manager for several clients. Theuns has been utilized by organizations such as SAICE, Candidate Academy, EHI, and ABC as presenter and facilitator for various courses throughout Southern Africa.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms:

  • Payment is required within five (5) working days on receipt of tax invoice.
  • Following completion and return of the registration form, full payment is required within five (5) working days from receipt of tax invoice.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission and withhold CPD points and certificate if payment is not received on time, a payment or an official purchase order must be received prior to the conference or training seminar.


  • Fees are exclusive of VAT
  • Bulk discounts are not calculated on early bird price. Invoiced amounts need to be paid on or before the early bird date to receive the rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations must be sent in writing at least 10 working days prior to the event.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event starts will not receive any refund and will be liable for the full invoiced amount, however, a substitution of the delegate will be allowed.


  • Should for any reason outside the control of BEST Training events, the dates or speakers change, or the event is cancelled due to an act of terrorism, extreme weather conditions or industrial action, BEST Training shall endeavour to reschedule but the client hereby indemnifies and holds BEST Training harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses, including attorney’s fees, which are incurred by the client.
  • The construction, validity and performance of this agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of South Africa and to the exclusive jurisdiction of whose courts the parties hereby agree to submit.


  • Registrants who do not attend the event, without written notices as per the cancellation policy will be liable for 100% of the invoiced amount.

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