Workshops
 
Contract Tendering and Legal Requirements for Municipalities

Government Procurement is a specialized area with legislation, case law and trade treaty obligations which you need to know when drafting a Tender.  Procurement is a risky business but you can buy with more confidence by learning about process basics and terminology, best practices and the law in Canada.  Discover how to improve your purchasing by-law by exploring others in a compare and contrast exercise.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

  • What are the typical Purchasing Documents to use e.g. Tender, RFP, etc.
  • What is the Contract A/Contract B legal construct all about?
  • What does the Duty of Fairness mean for daily practice?
  • Assess whether you purchasing by-law is compliant with the trade treaties
  • What to look out for to stay out of procurement process troubles


WHY ATTEND:

  • Drafting a tender doesn’t have to be a mystery; you can improve on the risks
  • ​You can organize documents and processes to be more effective, efficient and less likely to be challenged by an unhappy vendor
  • Knowing some legal principles helps with what to do from start to finish
  • Seeing the make-up of purchasing by-laws and knowing the range of purchasing tools will provide concrete answers to ‘how should we buy this?
     

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Municipal Staff who draft and Administer Purchasing Processes, Evaluate Submissions, award and Manage Contracts for goods or services, or Manage or Work with anyone who does 
     

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Liz Isajiw is an experienced municipal lawyer who has practiced procurement law for over a decade as in-house counsel for larger ON municipalities.  
 

Refund Policy: All Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A refund levy of $113 (includes HST) will be applied to every cancellation received up to fourteen (14) business days prior to the holding of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellations of less than fourteen (14) business days prior to the holding of the session.

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SESSIONS

May
11
2
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Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
591 Wellington Road South
London, ON N6C 4R3
(519) 681-7151


Deadline to register:
April 27 
May
26
4
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Liberty North 
100 Caplan Ave. Unit # 1
Barrie, ON L4N 9J2 
(705) 728-3877


Deadline to register:
May 11 
Apr
20
8
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  POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN SPRING 2020 (DATE TBD)



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Mar
30
4
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