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This comprehensive course will give you the practical knowledge and skills you need to handle today’s most pressing procurement challenges.

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.

Paul Emanuelli, an procurement lawyer and author, will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to competently and confidently handle today’s most pressing procurement challenges.

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
  • Best practices for managing risk, enhancing flexibility and accelerating timeframes 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
  • Remedies and dispute resolution
  • Managing the inherent legal risks in contract management


Program Director & Speaker

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



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Certificate of Program Completion

You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice. Participants must attend all program modules and successfully complete the take-home assignment to receive a certificate.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
David Mahony

Program Details

Date & Time

September 11-15, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT


Harbour Towers Hotel
and Suites, 345 Quebec St, Victoria, BC

Fee per Delegate

$4,295 plus GST

Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • Procurement specialists and professionals
  • VPs and managers of finance from municipalities, hospitals, school boards and academic institutions
  • Procurement/purchasing managers
  • Contract/Project managers
  • Government procurement officers and procurement managers
  • Municipal lawyers
  • Government counsel
  • Lawyers advising purchasers
  • Lawyers advising vendors to public institutions
  • In-house counsel for vendors
  • Procurement policy advisors

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Hotels & Parking

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