Partner, LXM Law
Designed by procurement professionals for procurement professionals
Focused on the practical, this Osgoode Certificate is delivered in a live, online format, giving you the opportunity to learn from and network with the leading experts.
The numerous rules governing public procurement in Canada flow from a variety of sources – international trade agreements, directives, legislation, the common law, policies and various socioeconomic factors. The challenges posed by greater supplier competition and demands for ever-increasing transparency, coupled with vigorous legal oversight can, for the uninitiated, result in significant legal liability. This five-day interactive certificate cuts through the legal maze and gives you the skills and knowledge to overcome the most pressing procurement challenges.
What You’ll learn
Public procurement rules and risks overview – the legal framework explained
Principles in strategic sourcing and the procurement process
Key practical strategies to build winning conditions in your purchasing operations
Tips and strategies when preparing the RFx
How to administer the competitive process, including supplier relations, evaluation and selection
How to incorporate active evaluation phases
Techniques to establish and use multi-supplier lists
Principles and tactics in standardization and multi-phase projects
Protectionist policies and trade tensions
Critical trends in public procurement law and practice
Who Should Attend
Procurement specialists and professionals
Government procurement, legal and finance professionals
Lawyers advising public sector purchasers
Lawyers advising vendors to public purchasers
Board members, CEOs and finance, legal and procurement managers of public bodies, including municipal corporations, special purpose enterprises, hospitals, school boards and academic institutions
Marilyn Brown has over 20 years of legal experience, with a practice dedicated to government contracting and public procurement law. Marilyn spent the first 10 years of her career as in-house counsel at the City of Toronto, providing legal services to the City’s Procurement Division, followed by 10 years as senior legal counsel at the Procurement Law Office. In 2021, Marilyn joined LXM Law where she practices in partnership with two other experienced commercial, contracting, and public procurement lawyers, Marilyn Clarke and Lise Patry. Marilyn provides legal services to many public sector entities across Canada, working closely with her client’s procurement professionals, senior management teams, and in-house legal counsel. During her many years of practice, she has reviewed and drafted countless procurement by-laws, policies, procedures, and RFx documents, and has provided legal advice and support on hundreds of major procurement projects.
Partner LXM Law
Deputy City Clerk, Member Services and Program Support City of Toronto
Chief Procurement Officer, Public Procurement Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Chief Legal Officer, LCBO
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