Public Sector IT Procurement

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March 26, 2002
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
1 First Canadian Place, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario

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Sean Moore will discuss the administrative, public policy and political issues which are often relevant in major government procurement initiatives including those associated with IT.

Paul Emanuelli will provide a case law update of significant government procurement cases from 1999-2002, with a focus on recent developments in government IT procurement.


A non-lawyer Gowlings Partner, Sean Moore has more than 20 years experience in public affairs and public-policy consulting related to local, provincial/state and federal government affairs. He has advised a wide variety of clients ranging from small businesses and community-based interest groups through to Canadian federal, provincial and foreign governments, trade and professional organizations as well as dozens of the world’s largest corporations on their management of Canadian and U.S. public policy and societal issues. In addition to his more than two decades of experience in dealing with Canadian governments, he also worked as a government-relations advisor on state and federal issues in the United States.

Paul Emanuelli practices in the I&IT / Corporate Commercial Practice Group of Ontario’s Management Board Secretariat Legal Services Branch. His corporate commercial practice focuses on information technology procurement, including province-wide infrastructure initiatives, alternative service delivery projects and the restructuring of provincial procurement models. He frequently speaks and publishes in his areas of practice. He is the current Secretary of the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group and is a regular columnist for The Law column in Purchasing B2B magazine.