Stikeman Elliott’s procurement specialists guide public and private sector clients through all stages of a procurement process — from the preparation of compliant RFP and tender documentation through to the execution of a successful contract with the selected proponent.

We possess considerable experience working with governments and agencies across Canada to develop procurement process rules, negotiate government integrity and eligibility rules, draft process documents, contracts, standard definitions and prescribed forms, as well as managing successful negotiations with procurement process participants. Our experience in this area has taught us the importance of having a firm understanding of the policy and stakeholder considerations that underlie a successful procurement..

Our deep familiarity with the procurement standards and processes used by government enables us to provide private sector proponents with the critical combination of legal and strategic advice to support a winning bid across a range of industry sectors.

In the event that a disagreement arises, we have the capability to guide public and private sector clients through dispute resolution processes. While we work with a view to preserving a productive working relationship between the parties, we have the experience and skills necessary to represent clients in contested court, tribunal or arbitration proceedings when the need arises.

Our Expertise

  • Consecutive negotiation RFPs
  • FIT and RESOP programs
  • Integrity and eligibility regimes

  • No-negotiation RFPs
  • Procurement process rules
  • Requests for proposals
  • Tender documentation