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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION: Managing Risks and Avoiding Pitfalls
6 October, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Emond Harnden LLP and Patry Law invite you to a complimentary seminar on managing ATIP risks in public procurement
Presented By: Porter Heffernan, Emond Harnden LLP and Lise Patry, Patry Law
Access to Information requests are a popular tool for unsuccessful bidders and others interested in obtaining information about public procurement processes. With the Federal Government’s pending reforms to the Access to Information Act, we expect to see the volume of such requests increasing.
Requests arising from procurement processes are a frequent source of litigation under the ATIA. Institutions which conduct public procurement need to be aware of the risks, and how they can be mitigated before the institution finds itself in litigation.
Join us for a breakfast seminar on the intersection of the ATIA and public procurement. Lise Patry and Porter Heffernan will review the lifecycle of a procurement process, and the proactive steps which an institution can take at each stage to manage the risks.
Lise Patry has over 18 years of experience in public and private sector procurement as in house counsel and as an executive in charge of legal services and procurement teams. Lise is part of the training faculty of NECI-LegalEdge, Canada’s leading government procurement training organization. Through Patry Law, she frequently advises sellers on all aspects of management of procurement processes.
Porter Heffernan has practiced information management law with Emond Harnden since 2008. He frequently advises clients, including federal public sector institutions, on compliance with access to information laws, and assists them in defending their decisions when challenged before the courts or the Information Commissioner.
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am to 8:00 am
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