8th Annual Legal & Business Guide to

Public Procurement

Risk Management and Liability Reduction Strategies for Public Procurement Professionals, Vendors, and Advisors

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

About

Balancing Tough Fairness, Efficiency and Risk Management Considerations in Public Procurement

The challenges and opportunities within public procurement are endless for public procurement officials, vendors, consultants, and their advisors. This year, the public procurement landscape is bombarded with changes and developments in EUFTA negotiations and inter-provincial agreements, liability clauses in procurement documentation, CITT decisions, litigation and insurance risk assessments, IT procurement, among others.

It is imperative that you factor in the latest trends and developments in your practice, to manage all risks and deliver optimal results within a fair and accountable framework. Failure to do so may render your procurement practice vulnerable to challenges, litigation, and costs.

Now, it is ever more critical that you fully update your procurement practice, with The Canadian Institute’s 8th Annual Legal & Business Guide to Public Procurement p>

Learn from leading practitioners on the most current procurement principles, tools and strategies, in order to effectively manage the host of risks and liabilities inherent in public procurement.

Contents & Contributors

About

Balancing Tough Fairness, Efficiency and Risk Management Considerations in Public Procurement

The challenges and opportunities within public procurement are endless for public procurement officials, vendors, consultants, and their advisors. This year, the public procurement landscape is bombarded with changes and developments in EUFTA negotiations and inter-provincial agreements, liability clauses in procurement documentation, CITT decisions, litigation and insurance risk assessments, IT procurement, among others.

It is imperative that you factor in the latest trends and developments in your practice, to manage all risks and deliver optimal results within a fair and accountable framework. Failure to do so may render your procurement practice vulnerable to challenges, litigation, and costs.

Now, it is ever more critical that you fully update your procurement practice, with The Canadian Institute’s 8th Annual Legal & Business Guide to Public Procurement p>

Learn from leading practitioners on the most current procurement principles, tools and strategies, in order to effectively manage the host of risks and liabilities inherent in public procurement.

Contents & Contributors

Minimizing Liability and Managing Risk While Increasing Fairness and Transparency in Public Procurement
Janet Thorsteinson, Vice President, Government Relations, The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries

Strengthening the Confidence of Canadians in Public Procurement
Oriana Trombetti, Deputy Ombudsman, Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

Achieving Efficiency and Fair Bidding When Striving For Standardization in Public Procurement
Paul D. Conlin, Partner, Ogilvy Renault LLP
David Covert, Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Managing Risk in Project Development and Implementation for Public Procurement Specialists
Ian J. Houston, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Selected Legal and Commercial Issues in Public Procurement for Information Technology Products and Services
George S. Takach, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Effectively Integrating E-Procurement Tools
Louise Panneton, Managing Partner, P1 Consulting

Best Practices in AVOIDING, Managing and Resolving Procurement Challenges and Disputes
Graham McLeod, Vice President, Project Legal Services, Infrastructure Ontario

Drafting Enforceable Procurement Documentation: Applying Lessons Learned From Tercon
Glenn Ackerley, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

RFPs vs. Tenders: Putting An End To All Confusion and Reducing Risks of Misuse
Judy Wilson, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Highlights of Procurement Review Litigation at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal – Important Principles
Susan Clarke, General Counsel, Department of Justice, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Legal Services Branch

Procurement Determinations of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in 2010
Reagan Walker, General Counsel, Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Canadian Government Procurement Trade Treaties
Paul Emanuelli, Managing Director, The Procurement Office

Green and Socially Responsible Procurement at the City of Toronto
Lou Pagano, Director, Purchasing & Materials Management Division, City of Toronto

1:10,000 The Green Power and Potential of the Supply Chain
Scott McDougall, President, Terrachoice Environmental Marketing