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Led by Paul Emanuelli, an outstanding faculty of legal and procurement professionals will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to competently and confidently handle today’s most pressing procurement challenges.

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This practical hands-on program has been specifically designed to help public and private sector procurement professionals manage the time pressures and business and legal risks inherent in complex tendering. It goes beyond the approach taken in the Osgoode Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice, and delves more deeply into the major issues, applying key strategies for successful project governance and deployment.

Classes are taught using a blended delivery method that includes lectures, group discussion, case studies and workshops.


Program Director

  • Paul Emanuelli, General Counsel and Managing Director, Procurement Law Office
  • Heather Baker, Procurement Advisor, The Procurement Office
  • Carl Bonitto, Manager of Procurement and Risk Management Services, Northumberland County
  • Fay Booker, Managing Partner, Booker & Associates
  • Hartley Borst, General Counsel, Toronto Lands Corporation
  • Marilyn Brown, Senior Counsel Procurement Law Office
  • Denise Durie, Procurement Officer, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Helaina Gaspard, Ph.D. Director, Democratic Institutions, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy (IFSD) at the University of Ottawa
  • Andrew Goodyear, Senior Development Manager, Toronto Community Housing
  • Claire Hicks, Corporate Legal Counsel, Sinai Health System
  • Blayne Iskiw, Executive Director, Strategic Contracting, Alberta Health Services
  • Sahir Khan, Executive Vice President, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy (IFSD) at the University of Ottawa
  • Sylvia Kobal, Director of Procurement, Toronto Community Housing
  • Ben Koberna, Director of Reverse Auction Services, Electronic Auction Services Inc.
  • Tharshini Markandaier, Chief Purchasing Officer, Town of Richmond Hill
  • Jennifer Marston, Legal Counsel, Procurement Law Office
  • Dr. Gabriela Prada, MD, MHA, Strategist, Health Policy Systems, Global Government Affairs
  • Kara Thompson, Principal, Accountability 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 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 Advanced Procurement Law and Practice: Major Projects and Tendering. 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.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
David Mahony at dmahony@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 20 - 24, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$4,295 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Procurement specialists and professionals involved in major and complex projects
  • Government and private sector procurement, legal and finance professionals, including those who attended the original Osgoode Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice and are now seeking more advanced project-focused training
  • Lawyers advising public and private sector purchasers
  • Lawyers advising vendors to public purchasers
  • All members of major project teams
  • Board members, CEOs and finance, legal and procurement managers of public bodies, including municipal corporations, special purpose enterprises, hospitals, school boards and academic institutions
  • Procurement professionals responsible for implementing group purchasing initiatives

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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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