Government Procurement

The government procurement process has its fair share of rules and regulations. You need a legal team that can anticipate and advise on any issues that may arise in the procurement process.

We regularly assist public authorities and private sector owners with developing and adopting a wide range of procurement models, plans and strategies, including:

  • traditional formal call for tenders
  • structured requests for expressions of interest
  • request for qualifications
  • request for proposals
  • structured auctions

Our experience with relevant contracts, deliverables and other legal requirements includes:

  • working with clients to integrate a variety of project agreements for a streamlined project delivery approach
  • preparing procurement and contract documents and agreements
  • counselling clients on dispute avoidance, early dispute resolution and other strategies
  • advising on project tender issues, including drafting tender documents to ensure the unique nature of institutional construction is adequately addressed

We represent businesses throughout the procurement and contracting stages, including:

  • drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts
  • creating innovative and tax-effective infrastructure financing arrangements and payment mechanisms
  • managing procurement processes
  • resolving procurement disputes

We are actively involved in assessing best procurement practices in a range of jurisdictions, sectors and procurement authorities, including federal government agencies such as:

  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Department of National Defence
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
  • Royal Canadian Mint

Experience

  • Several Canadian and foreign companies in disclosures to and investigations by Public Services and Procurement Canada pursuant to the Integrity Regime.
  • A Fortune 500 company in relation to internal investigations of potential integrity violations in PPP projects by its Canadian subsidiary.
  • A Fortune 500 company, as a third party to investigate and certify to Public Services and Procurement Canada that the Canadian subsidiary had no involvement in matters arising from a deferred prosecution agreement concluded by the parent company with the US DOJ and SEC.

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