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Denis A. Chamberland

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Denis Chamberland
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Denis Chamberland is widely regarded as leader in public procurement, government contracts, construction and public-private partnerships projects (PPP).

He has been advising clients in these areas since the late 1990s, including hospitals, municipalities, universities, telecom companies, government departments, project sponsors, major contractors, advisors and consultants, funders and developers. Denis also has extensive expertise in regulatory compliance, anti-corruption and government relations. His vast experience and depth of knowledge enables him to solve issues promptly while strategically identifying impending challenges.

A great deal of his recent work has focused on health sector projects, some involving Infrastructure Ontario. In particular, recent PPP projects have focused on complex managed services transactions involving high-end medical technology and information technology projects. He has drafted, negotiated and advised on a wide range of project and concession agreements, RFPs and other tender documents, EPC, civil engineering and construction contracts, facilities management agreements, consultancy appointments, guarantees, warranties and other ancillary documentation.


Denis also works with a number of Indigenous communities across Canada on Indigenous procurement projects within the context of economic development initiatives. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including infrastructure, energy transmission, renewable energy generation, and transportation projects.


As a pioneer in public procurement law, he imported and adapted to the Canadian environment leading procurement practices in other jurisdictions, for example, from Europe (ie, Competitive Dialogue) and from the United States (ie, Best and Final Offer). He worked with the Ontario Ministry of Finance, advising on the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive and drafting the template procurement documents (ie, RFP and project agreement) which have now become standard across the Broader Public Sector in Ontario.


Denis has been a member of the Board of Directors of a number of corporations in the healthcare sector in Canada and Europe. Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer and director of a private healthcare company that provides managed partnering solutions to hospitals across North America.

Education & Memberships

education

London School of Economics & Political Science (Certificate)
McGill University/University of Ottawa, J.D.
University of Toronto, M.A.
York University (Glendon College) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.A.

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers ™ in Canada

Public Procurement Law

Professional & Community Involvement

Director, MES Group Inc., Healthcare Managed Services Corporation
Current Advisory Board member of Aurum Medicine and Wellness Clinic
Former member of Board of Directors of Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Procurement: A Practical Guide for Canada's Elected Municipal Leaders