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Developed by internationally renowned author and procurement lawyer Paul Emanuelli, Osgoode Professional Development’s new Certificate in Public Procurement Governance explains the common global standards in procurement today. In five modules over one week, you will receive expert guidance on crucial governance concepts and strategies. Topics include:

International developments are making a major impact on your local procurement practices. This unique new course developed by internationally renowned author and procurement lawyer Paul Emanuelli, demystifies the common global standards that apply to your organization. In addition to the expert guidance on how to implement governance strategies that address today’s most pressing public procurement challenges, each attendee will also receive a complimentary copy of Paul Emanuelli’s latest work, The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide (Procurement Publishing Office, 2019).

Topics include:

  • Institutional Governance: The common global procurement standards that influence and shape local practices
  • Open Competition: Foundational concepts explaining the need for open and transparent tendering practices while avoiding local preference, biased specifications, and sole sourcing
  • Project Governance: The core due diligence practices that public sector organizations should implement at the institutional level to better ensure the success of their major projects
  • Post-Award Protocols: Strategies for implementing proactive institutional governance practices to deal with debriefing duties, contract award challenges, and debarment disputes
  • Driving Process Improvement and Innovation: Strategies for implementing governance reforms that lead to effective process improvement and enable the efficient automation of the procurement cycle


Program Director

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


  • Sarah Aspinall, Director, Supply Management, City of Calgary
  • Heather Baker, Senior Procurement Advisor, Procurement Law Office
  • Carl Bonitto, Manager, Purchasing and Risk Management Services, Northumberland County
  • Marilyn Brown, Senior Legal Counsel, Procurement Law Office
  • Phil Downie, Manager, Supply Chain, City of Medicine Hat
  • Denise Durie, Procurement Portfolio Manager, Procurement Services, LCBO
  • Corry Flatt, CEO, Bonfire Interactive
  • Robin Gallo, Supervisor of Purchasing, Town of Innisfil
  • Claire Hicks, Legal Counsel, IBM
  • Blayne Iskiw, Executive Director, Strategic Contracting, Alberta Health Services
  • Umesh Kalia, Procurement Manager, Client Relations & Category Management, City of Vaughan
  • Angela Macdonald, Procurement Resource Office
  • Cameron McCaw, McCaw Financial Consulting Inc.
  • Kelly McGarry, Associate Director, Strategic Procurement Services, Queen’s University
  • Victoria Mirlocca, Manager of Procurement, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Mavis Nathoo, Director, Legislative and Legal Services, Strathcona Country
  • Sarah Neville, Director of Policy Development, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
  • Omar Salaymeh, Executive Director of Client Success, Bonfire Interactive
  • Rick Squires, Supply Chain Manager, City of St.Johns’s
  • Christopher R. Yukins, Professor, The George Washington University Law School


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.  Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance.

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 Global Perspectives in Procurement Governance. Participants must attend all program modules and pass the take-home assignment to receive a certificate.

Cancellations and Substitutions

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 Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Stephen Ahad 

Program Details

Date & Time

November 25 - 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST


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

Fee per Delegate

$4,295 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $2,147.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Procurement specialists and professionals
  • Government procurement, legal and finance professionals
  • Lawyers advising public purchasers
  • Lawyers advising vendors to public purchasers
  • Procurement policy advisors
  • Board members, CEOs, and finance, legal and procurement managers of public bodies, including: municipal corporations, special purpose enterprises, hospitals, school boards, and academic institutions

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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.