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Calls for tender

Our team often provides advice in the context of litigation concerning calls for tender, acting both for bidders and for clients. LCM Attorneys advises and acts for clients throughout the call for tender and awarding of contracts process, including the drafting and the revision of the call for tender documentation, and the evaluation, awarding, and execution of contracts. We have developed an expertise in the rules applicable to public organizations, particularly health and educational institutions, in addition to organizations subject to Treasury Board directives.

■ Representation of the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, in a claim for damages of more than $23 million brought by a bidder alleging to have been treated unfairly in a call for tenders.

 

■ Representation of Urgences-Santé regarding the termination of a contract awarded to a French company further to a call for tender for the supply of over one hundred ambulances.

 

■ Advice to bidders involved in the awarding of important contracts after calls for tender by municipalities, including the City of Montreal and the City of St-Hyacinthe, among others.

■ Retained by a public organization to review the rules governing its tender process, including the drafting of applicable policies and of call for tender documentation.

 

■ Challenge of a call for tenders issued by the Réseau de Transport Métropolitain in relation to bus services in the Haut-Saint-Laurent, particularly in relation to negotiations between the client and the lowest bidder before issuance of the contract award notice.

 

■ Challenge of a call for tenders issued by an Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (IUHSSC) for the provision of certain domestic care services, in particular concerning whether the bidders’ expertise constitutes an essential condition of the call for tender.

Calls for tender

Our team often provides advice in the context of litigation concerning calls for tender, acting both for bidders and for clients. LCM Attorneys advises and acts for clients throughout the call for tender and awarding of contracts process, including the drafting and the revision of the call for tender documentation, and the evaluation, awarding, and execution of contracts. We have developed an expertise in the rules applicable to public organizations, particularly health and educational institutions, in addition to organizations subject to Treasury Board directives.

■ Representation of the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, in a claim for damages of more than $23 million brought by a bidder alleging to have been treated unfairly in a call for tenders.

 

■ Representation of Urgences-Santé regarding the termination of a contract awarded to a French company further to a call for tender for the supply of over one hundred ambulances.

 

■ Advice to bidders involved in the awarding of important contracts after calls for tender by municipalities, including the City of Montreal and the City of St-Hyacinthe, among others.

 

■ Retained by a public organization to review the rules governing its tender process, including the drafting of applicable policies and of call for tender documentation.

 

■ Challenge of a call for tenders issued by the Réseau de Transport Métropolitain in relation to bus services in the Haut-Saint-Laurent, particularly in relation to negotiations between the client and the lowest bidder before issuance of the contract award notice.

 

■ Challenge of a call for tenders issued by an Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (IUHSSC) for the provision of certain domestic care services, in particular concerning whether the bidders’ expertise constitutes an essential condition of the call for tender.