Untangling the Knotty New Anti-Corruption Rules for Bidding on Public Contracts in Canada
Director, Public Contracts and Money-Services Businesses
Autorité des marchés financiers, Québec City
Conlin Bedard, Ottawa
- Federal government debarment rules
- Avoiding the dangers to a parent company or sister companies in a holding company when one affiliate goes rogue
- Is it possible to cure the transgression of an affiliate, and if so how?
- Does divesting of the company at fault help the parent or its affiliates?
- What do bidders need to certify when bidding on a contract?
- What if a company ineligible to bid acts as a subcontractor to someone else’s bid: at what point is it a sham?
- Is there any discretion in the application of the rules?
- Screening subcontractors that are specified in your bid
- Is the threat of debarment keeping individuals and companies from pleading to a charge?
- Quebec’s new rules under the Integrity in Public Contracts Act
- What types of contracts, contract dollar thresholds and public bodies are covered?
- The process for obtaining permits from the AMF, including the role of the permanent anti-corruption unit (UPAC)
- What will block an entity from obtaining a permit?
- What is the timeframe for processing of applications?
- Potential FCPA liability for corrupt practices within Canada
- World Bank and related entities
- Debarment rules