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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.

Osgoode’s unique Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice, now in its 10th year, and taught by acknowledged experts, brings clarity to this demanding area. You will come away from this program better prepared, with knowledge, strategies and tactics that you can put to immediate use.

In five consecutive intensive one-day modules, OsgoodePD’s expert instructors will deliver the key concepts of Public Procurement Law and Practice. There will be an emphasis on the practical, and classes will be taught using a blended-delivery method that includes lectures, class discussions, case studies and small group work.


Program Director

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


  • Michael Atlas, Associate General Counsel, TTC
  • Heather Baker, Senior Procurement Advisor, Procurement Office
  • Rod Blake, Solicitor, City of Toronto
  • Hartley Borst, General Counsel, Visual Compliance
  • Marilyn Brown, Senior Legal Counsel, Procurement Law Office
  • Denise Durie, Procurement Manager, LCBO
  • Cameron A. McCaw, McCaw Financial Consulting Inc.
  • Julia Mills, Procurement Advisor and Communications Specialist, Procurement Law Office
  • Shahid Minto, Advisor, Public Sector Oversight
  • Sarah Neville, Former Legal Director of a provincial, Crown agency


Fees include attendance, program materials, 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 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:
Stephen Ahad

Program Details

Date & Time

April 8 - 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
In Person


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

Fee per Delegate

$4,295 plus HST

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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 and 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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SCMA Accredited

“Exceptional value for anyone with a serious interest in public procurement. I’m going back to work aware, engaged and inspired to do things better. Thanks!”

Ashley Martin, Ministry of Natural Resources

“Overall excellent course, really enjoyed the emphasis on practical elements and the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ for various activities. This course provided me with practical advice and resources that I will be able to use when I get back to the office on Monday morning. Highly recommend.”

Dorothy Paukste, Langara College

“Would recommend this course to anyone who is involved with public procurement. You will walk out with a concrete knowledge base.”

Saxon Yanta, District of Nippissing Social Services Administration Board

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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