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Our experience includes:

  • Advising on the procurement rights and obligations created by trade agreements, including the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and other agreements between Canada’s provinces and territories, the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (AGP) and the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Assisting with the development of complex procurements, including the design of Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotations, Requests for Standing Offers and Requests for Supply Arrangements
  • Assisting with the strategy and design of proposals prepared in response to complex government solicitations
  • Advising on Canada’s Integrity Regime, the Defence Production Act and Canada’s Controlled Goods Program
  • Representing both governments and bidders in bid disputes

Our lawyers have represented clients in complex public procurement litigation before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Nunavut Court of Justice, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Examples include:

  • Siemens Westinghouse Inc. (Re), PR-2000-039 (CITT)
  • Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. (Re), PR-2001-030 and PR-2001-040 (CITT)
  • InBusiness Systems Inc. (Re), PR-2002-020 (CITT)
  • FLIR Systems Ltd. (Re), PR-2002-077 (CITT)
  • Fleetway Inc. (Re), PR-2003-075 (CITT)
  • Northern Lights Aerobatic Team, Inc. (Re). PR-2005-004 (CITT)
  • C2 Logistics Inc. (Re), PR-2005-020 (CITT)
  • CDI Education Corp. (Re), PR-2005-025 (CITT)
  • BRC Business Enterprises Ltd.(Re), PR-2010-012 (CITT)
  • Pomerleau Inc. (Re), PR-2014-048 (CITT)
  • Deloitte Inc (Re), PR-2014-055 (CITT)
  • Oshkosh Defense Canada Inc., PR-2015-051 and PR-2015-067 (CITT)
  • Irving Shipbuilding Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), [2007] F.C.J. No. 1242 (FC)
  • Irving Shipbuilding Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), [2008] F.C.J. No. 1500 (FC)
  • Irving Shipbuilding Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), [2009] F.C.J. No. 449 (FCA)
  • Adlair Aviation (1983) Ltd. v. Nunavut (Commissioner) [2016] Nu.J No. 26 (NCJ)
  • Nunavut Innovative Health Solutions v. NNI Contracting Appeals Board, [2014] Nu.J No.27 (NCJ)