Whether you're a purchaser, supplier or vendor, the procurement process can be complex. Gowling WLG can help put your mind at ease by advising on strategies that are right for your business, from proposal preparation and tendering to contract dispute resolution and litigation.
Our involvement in government procurement extends back to the first Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States. Since then, we've developed unparalleled expertise in bid protests, the application of international and domestic trade agreements, and litigation over public tenders. We also have significant expertise in advising and assisting in the preparation and conduct of RFP and tenders.
Navigating the procurement process
Public and private procurements are subject to a wide range of regulations, laws, policies and customs. With a team of professionals who rank among Canada's top procurement lawyers, we can help you master the complexities of government procedures, understand the requirements of RFP and bid processes, follow ethical obligations, and achieve your procurement goals.
Advocates on your side
When it comes to disputes related to an RFP or a contract, let us help you choose the best approach. Home to some of Canada's top litigators, Gowling WLG has successfully represented clients in bid protests and challenges before all levels of court, including the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Easing your compliance worries
When bidding for work, there are numerous domestic and international agreements you need to comply with. Having provided opinions on all major agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement and the Agreement on Internal Trade, we can ensure your bidding actions are fully compliant so that you can focus on moving your procurement efforts forward.
To learn more about how we can support your procurement needs, please reach out to any member of our team.