Media Advisory - The Canadian Institute's 6th Annual Western Canadian Legal &
Business Guide to Public Procurement

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute's ever-popular and highly instructive Western Canadian Legal and Business Guide to Public Procurement, now in its sixth year, will provide procurement professionals at all levels of government and in the MASH sector with the latest legal updates, assessment of key trends in public procurement across the country, practical tips and lessons learned on developing and implementing new initiatives, and solutions to overcome key risks from the pre-tender stage of the process. Join our faculty of leading procurement experts across Canada in exploring new sessions for 2010, including:

    
    -   ENSURING COMPLIANCE with TILMA and other trade agreements on public
        procurement;
    -   BEST PRACTICES to manage and resolve procurement challenges and
        disputes;
    -   ASSESSING key risks from the pre-tender stage;
    -   MANAGING bonding and insurance coverage risks;
    -   LESSONS LEARNED on implementing green and socially-responsible
        procurement;
    -   EXPLORING opportunities for cooperative buying in the public sector;
    -   And much more!

    PLUS! Add additional value by attending Judy Wilson's highly beneficial
post-conference workshop, "Drafting Statements of Work, RFPs, and Evaluation
Criteria to Minimize Procurement Challenges and Disputes".

    Conference Title:     Legal & Business Guide to Public Procurement
    Date:                 January 27 & 28, 2010
    Location:             Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton
    Website:              http://www.canadianinstitute.com/westprocure

    About The Canadian Institute
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For over 20 years, The Canadian Institute's conferences, summits and executive briefings have provided the business intelligence that Canadian decision makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities both here at home, and around the world. The Canadian Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, in the law, and in public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in Toronto, The Canadian Institute produces over 180 events a year, attended by thousands of senior and C-level delegates from across the country. For more information, visit www.CanadianInstitute.com.

Media passes are issued at the discretion of The Canadian Institute and must be arranged in advance. Passes require two business days to process. Media can register in advance. For media accreditation contact: Paul McComb, 416-927-0718 Ext. 333 or p.mccomb@canadianinstitute.com.

SOURCE Canadian Institute

For further information: For further information: Paul McComb, The Canadian Institute, 1329 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2C4, (416) 927-0718 Ext. 333, p.mccomb@CanadianInstitute.com

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