Agenda - October 29th, 2019

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

John Logan, Q.C.

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

   9:10

Legal Update

 

Karen Martin

Dentons Canada LLP

 

Geoff Bowman

Dentons Canada LLP

 

  • Overview of the legal landscape surrounding procurement
  • Recent pronouncements from the courts
  • Update on procurement treaty obligations

 

   9:55

Questions and Discussion

  10:05

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:20

What Is This?

 

Chris Armstrong

McLean & Armstrong LLP

 

Mike Preston

McLean & Armstrong LLP

 

  • Is it an RFP or a tender?
  • At what point is the owner on the hook?
  • Priviledge/Discretion/Exclusion clauses - how are they applied?

 

  11:10

Questions and Discussion

  11:20

Negotiations Gone Wrong

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • After an LOI is issued - what is the effect?
  • When does a construction agreement form? What certainties are necessary?
  • JV negotiation issues

      - Why a JV? What the benefit and what are the potential risks?

      - Joint proposal risks - complications when one team member backs away

 

  12:10

Questions and Discussion

  12:20

Networking Lunch

   1:30

What to Do (After Submitting the Bid) When You've Made a Mistake?

 

Tyler Galbraith

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

Rachel Mockler

Flatiron Constructors

 

  • When is a bid materially non-compliant?
  • From the perspective of the bidder, what do you do when you realize you have made a mistake in your bid?
  • From the perspective of the owner, what do you do when you realize the bidder has made a mistake in its bid?
  • From the perspective of a bidder, is it ever worth submitting a materially non-compliant bid?

 

   2:20

Questions and Discussion

   2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:45

Post-Bid: The Owner's Perspective
 

Marina Pratchett, Q.C.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


  • Evaluation criteria
  • Cancelling and retendering - what can you do about it?
  • Communicating with bidders pre-award
  • Good faith in tendering? What about Bhasin?
  • The role of a Fairness Monitor
  • Alternate or separate prices and unit prices
  • Use of the privilege clause
  • Public sector vs. private sector

 

   3:30

Questions and Discussion

   3:40 Post-Bid: The Bidder's Perspective
 

J. Marc MacEwing

SHK Law Corporation

 

  • The successful bidder

     - The finality of Contract B

     - Post-tender negotiations (vs. change orders_

  • The unsuccessful bidder

     - What to do when you know the Owner is about to award to the wrong bidder?

     - Privilege clauses and tender claims

     - Exclusion clauses

 

   4:30 Questions and Discussion
   4:40 Chairs' Closing Remarks
   4:45 Program Concludes