Cassidy Levy Kent (Canada) LLP represents a broad range of clients in all aspects of government procurement law. Our lawyers regularly provide legal advice in relation to public procurement opportunities and litigate procurement challenges before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal.

We have track record of success at the municipal, provincial and federal levels in large and complex procurement matters advising private/public companies, institutions, business associations and government agencies. Our lawyers are experienced litigators who have appeared in cases involving some of Canada’s most important procurement challenges. One of our procurement team was General Counsel at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. He was also leader of the procurement law group at one of Canada’s largest law firms which was named as the world’s leading public procurement practice.

We have provided advice and support in relation to the trade agreements (international and sub-national), government departments, acts and regulations that govern public procurement in Canada, including in relation to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Treasury Board, the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual, the Financial Administration Act, federal integrity provisions, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010, Supply Chain Ontario, other provincial procurement authorities, and various municipal purchasing bylaws.

We also advise foreign and domestic governments on government procurement treaty rights and obligations.

Selected Representative Matters:

  • Representing U.S. defense contractor in successful challenge of Government of Canada procurement for military vehicles, and obtaining the highest compensation recommendation made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

  • Representing U.S. contractor in bid challenge involving CDN $70 billion procurement of the next generation of Royal Canadian Navy frigates.

  • Providing advice to Canadian Crown Corporations in developing and administering procurement processes.

  • Representing Canadian Crown Corporations in bid challenges before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

  • Representing Fairness Monitor in CDN $150 million procurement lawsuit and achieving successful outcomes before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

  • Representing major international accounting firm in challenge to PSPC procurement process for consulting services.

  • Co-counsel on bid challenges before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and Federal Court of Appeal involving maritime vessels.

  • Advising major U.S. defense contractor regarding ongoing contract issues with the Government of Canada.

  • Advising contractors about the rights and obligations arising in procurement opportunities.

  • Providing advise to defense contractors regarding Government of Canada security requirements.