Global Infrastructure and Government partner Joe Seliga co-chaired and spoke at the North American Infrastructure Law Forum 2015. His session was: HOT TOPICS IN PROCUREMENT: CONVERGENCE AND DIFFERENCE
The growth of the United States infrastructure market is causing transactions in the United States increasingly to face issues that have been addressed repeatedly on Canadian transactions. In what areas is there convergence and difference among Canadian and United States jurisdictions and between Canada and the United States? We plan to discuss the following procurement issues among others:
- When are projects ripe enough to initiate a procurement?
- What is the magic number of shortlisted proposers?
- What information is required to be shared or otherwise should be shared about qualification and proposal evaluations and in debriefing sessions?
- Standardization of documents: Help or hindrance?
- What is the best formula for evaluating qualifications and proposals?
- How can alternate technical concepts or similar structures be best incorporated into project procurements?
- How are jurisdictions handling conflict issues related to their advisors, including law firms, and among proposer teams?