Procurement : A practical guide for Canada’s elected municipal leaders


Procurement: A practical guide for Canada’s elected municipal leaders

Denis Chamberland is a commercial lawyer with 20 years of experience dealing with commercial issues related to municipal tendering matters, including construction, water and wastewater, solid waste collection and recycling, design-build-operate project for organic waste processing plants, and other public works projects. He provides advice, counsel and representation to both private and public sector clients on matters relating to municipal law, including municipal conflicts of interest, codes of conduct, building regulatory matters, various contractual arrangements, and a wide range of regulatory issues. Denis appears regularly before municipal councils, committees, and public authorities and boards.

As a former Canadian General Counsel to one of the world’s largest consulting organizations, Denis understands the internal priorities of clients, who recognize his pragmatic and creative problem-solving approach to legal and business issues.

He is recognized in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 in the Public Procurement category, in Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers, and in Best Lawyers. Denis has published over 270 articles on municipal matters, including tendering and other related topics in such publications as Municipal World, Solid Waste & Recycling, The Digest of Municipal & Planning Law, Municipal Liability Risk Management, and International Lawyer.

He is also author of Procurement: A practical guide for Canada’s elected municipal leaders, published by Municipal World. In this easy-to-read handbook, he shines a light on some of today’s most high-profile and important procurement issues, discussing:


  • Roles and responsibilities of elected representatives
  • Understanding fiduciary duty
  • Sole sourcing practices
  • Local preference in procurement
  • Confidentiality of information
  • What to expect from suppliers
  • Supplier debriefings and complaint procedures
  • and more

Denis can be reached at, or at 416.277.3081.


ISBN: 978-0-919779-77-8

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