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When FOIPPA Meets Tendering, Bids and the Disgruntled Bidder

Procurement processes can range from the routine purchase of office supplies to the occasional tender for a high value capital project. Along this spectrum, your organization is likely to have its own practices and procedures for conducting the process, such as those for documentation, communication, evaluation, vendor selection and notification. In addition to the legal implications that tendering and contract law may have on your process, such as the duty to be fair, open and transparent in the case of tendering, local government owners must remain mindful of their legal obligations for disclosure and protection of information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA)…

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