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Our popular five-day Osgoode Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice is offered annually each Spring in Toronto. Next year’s session will be held from April 8 to 12, 2019.  Please stay tuned for updates, or for more information, please visit the Osgoode Professional Development website.

Across Canada there are thousands of public institutions spending billions of dollars on public projects. The challenges posed by greater supplier competition, the ever-increasing need for transparency and the demand for faster turnaround times, all underpinned by robust legal oversight have made public procurement a complex, high stakes field. Given the challenges, it is not surprising that high profile examples of procurements that have gone awry continue to make headlines, as the focus on accountable, prudent public sector spending becomes more acute.

This unique Osgoode Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice, now in its eighth year, brings clarity to this demanding area. Led by Paul Emanuelli, an outstanding faculty of legal and procurement professionals will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to competently and confidently handle today’s most pressing procurement challenges and issues. You will come away from this program better prepared, and with knowledge, strategies and tactics that you can put to immediate use. This is an unparalleled opportunity to take your procurement skills to the next level – don’t miss it.

SCMA_LOGOPlease note that this program is now SCMA accredited. Students who earn a grade of B or higher will be exempt from taking the Competitive Bidding and Contract Management workshop towards the SCMP Designation Program. There is a $100 administrative fee to transfer credit. Please contact SCMA for more details.

Key Benefits: What You Will Learn

  • The governing principles and common themes for proactive procurement
  • Key practical strategies to build winning conditions in your purchasing operations
  • Empowering the project management team: dos and don’ts
  • How to focus on critical project details
  • Major plays from major projects: learning from successful leading edge multi-million dollar projects
  • Best practices for managing risk, enhancing flexibility and accelerating time frames in the procurement process
  • Precision drafting: what you should be doing (and what you should not be doing)
  • Avoiding drafting pitfalls, and creating documents that withstand the turbulence of the tendering process
  • Critical benchmarks that should be assessed when reviewing procurement documentation
  • When (and how) you should be using fairness advisors: bolstering the procurement process
  • Remedies and dispute resolution
  • Managing the inherent legal risks in contract management
  • Avoiding public purchasing paralysis: tips for surviving the red-tape revolution

Program Director:

Paul Emanuelli, General Counsel and Managing Director, Procurement Law Office

OPD Program Developer:

Reheleh Pourkhodayar
reheleh@osgoode.yorku.ca

This program is accredited for 33.25 Continuing Professional Development hours by the Law Society of Upper Canada (5.25 Professionalism Hours, 28.0 Substantive), and also qualifies for CPD/CLE hours in other jurisdictions. For more details, please contact the Program Developer.