We Serve the Purchasing Needs of the Public Sector

The Procurement Law Office provides public institutions with standard-setting services delivered by lawyers dedicated to government procurement. With a client portfolio spanning six time zones and covering every sector of government, we serve the public interest like no other law practice in Canada.

The Procurement Law Office specializes in public procurement law, representing clients across all sectors of government and all regions of Canada. With decades of combined government procurement experience, our lawyers are uniquely positioned to understand and meet the needs of public purchasing clients. We provide legal services throughout all stages of the procurement process, offering project support, legal advice and opinions, bid dispute defence services, institutional reviews, and template and protocol development.

Through our affiliate, the Procurement Training Office, we also provide comprehensive training for procurement professionals through our own programs and in association with Osgoode Hall Law School, and industry associations such as the Supply Chain Management Association.

We have a strong track record of success with prominent, high-stakes projects and have updated the procurement practices of major institutions across all sectors of government and industry. Our clients include municipalities and municipal entities, colleges and universities, school boards, health sector entities, shared services organizations, and federal and provincial departments, ministries and agencies.

Buy What You Need…

On Time

On Time

Tight timeframes are a fact of life. Our surge control initiatives get our clients to market fast.

On Budget

On Budget

We leverage the latest tendering formats and technologies to help our clients get value for money.

By The Rules

By The Rules

Get the tools you need to navigate the complex regulatory environment of  public sector procurement.

  • Advice and opinions
  • Tendering templates
  • RFX drafting and reviews
  • Transactional support
  • Institutional reviews
  • Risk assessments
  • Project leadership
  • Protocols and procedures
  • Bylaw development
  • Negotiation support
  • Bid dispute support
  • Project governance
  • Litigation strategy
  • Contract drafting
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Why We Stand Out

We practice almost exclusively in the area of procurement law and represent only purchasing institutions, predominantly in the public sector. All of our resources are devoted to this constantly evolving field, and each project we undertake deepens our specialized knowledge and enhances the benefits we provide to all our clients.
We believe that to deliver meaningful procurement solutions to public bodies, professionals must have a thorough understanding of the complexities of public governance. Procurement cannot be isolated from the workings of the institution as a whole. Our lead lawyers have worked in in-house government positions and understand public administration from the inside out.
We have updated the procurement practices of major institutions in all sectors of the public service and provided advice to government ministries and departments on such critical issues as legislative amendments and multi-million dollar tendering-related litigation.

Our select focus on purchaser-side procurement law allows us to stay exceptionally current on emerging trends and to devote ourselves to the development of services that will result in long-term change for client institutions. Our RFX templates are carefully crafted and regularly updated to maintain compatibility with trade treaties, local charters, bylaws and policies, and are structured with a view to meeting the common law tendering duties that apply to purchasing institutions. Our institutional review process integrates and applies over a thousand legal rules and best practices drawn from case law, domestic and international trade treaties, procurement statutes and regulations, procurement directives and public inquiry, task force, and auditor general reports.

Through our affiliate, the Procurement Training Office, we deliver training to procurement professionals from in­stitutions across Canada, both independently and in collaboration with industry groups and with Osgoode Hall Law School. We view personnel training as an integral and often overlooked part of procurement reform, and have the resources and experience needed to ensure that front-line staff can implement the improvements envisioned by management.

Recognition and Awards

  • Global Law Experts Canadian Public Procurement Law Firm of the Year 2011 to 2018
  • Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for Public Procurement Law Firm of the Year in Canada 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018
  • Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Award for Public Procurement Law Firm of the Year in Canada 2013 and 2015
  • ACQ Law Awards Canada Public Procurement Law Firm of the Year 2012 to 2016
  • General Counsel Paul Emanuelli recognized by Chambers & Partners as a Band 1 Lawyer in the area of Public Procurement in Canada since 2013
  • General Counsel Paul Emanuelli recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the ten top public procurement lawyers worldwide

Our Clients Include:

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