The diversity of procurement
and outsourcing options has increased exponentially in recent years. Where once
all aspects of a business were maintained by in-house staff, most services can
now be provided by outside sources that deal exclusively in specific functions,
with the hope that economies of scale will help cut company costs.
procurement, our firm has experience in the drafting of procurement criteria
and documents, the enforcement of procurement rules, the Requests for
Qualifications (RFQ), Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Invitations to Tender
processes, as well as the selection process in pipeline, construction and
public infrastructure projects, and advising on offshore procurement, to name a
few. Our clients include land developers, oil and gas companies, non-profit
organizations and government agencies. We have acted for the Prime Minister's
office, the Federal Government, the Department of National Defence, and
numerous provinces in public sector procurement transactions.
outsourcing, Bennett Jones has wide-ranging experience with complicated,
long-term product and service contracts. Whether clients are looking to source
computer hardware or support to technology providers, payroll services to
banking subsidiaries, medical services to private providers or human resources
functions to specialist firms, our firm has experience with the drafting of
complex agreements, preventing or resolving employment issues with outsourced
personnel and ensuring that agreements are met. For example, we represented AXA
Financial in the outsourcing of its data management and information processing
infrastructure to the Equitable Insurance Company of the United States and were
lead counsel to BearingPoint and 19 large Ontario Hospitals in the structuring
and commercial organization of the largest health sector outsourcing and
shared-service transactions in Canadian history, at the time of the
- ATCO Ltd. in connection with the disposition of ATCO I-Tek Inc. and ATCO's Australian IT operations to affiliates of Wipro Ltd. ("Wipro") for aggregate sale proceeds of approximately $210 million.
- ATCO Ltd. in connection with the negotiation, structuring and other commercial matters relating to ATCO entering into a strategic alliance with Wipro including 10-year master service agreements governing the provision of IT services by Wipro to the ATCO Group of Companies valued at approximately $1.2 billion.
- The Government of Nunavut in connection with the procurement of new facilities at the Iqaluit International Airport under a public-private partnership model. The project will include a new terminal, combined services building and facility rehabilitation with a thirty year operating concession.
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