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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial; Infrastructure


Alyssa’s practice focuses on public procurement, infrastructure, public-private partnerships (P3s) and construction law. She regularly advises clients on the development, preparation and ongoing administration of public tenders and procurement processes, the development of template procurement documents and implementation toolkits, the development and negotiation of commercial agreements for goods and services across a range of sectors and the development and negotiation of commercial agreements for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of infrastructure.

Alyssa acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including transit and transportation, civil infrastructure, roads and bridges, water and wastewater, health-care services, information technology, gaming, energy and mining. She also regularly acts for both procuring entities and bidders with respect to conducting a successful procurement process, fairness issues, mitigating procurement risk and avoiding compliance issues.

In particular, Alyssa has extensive expertise in the procurement of mega infrastructure development projects and alternative finance and procurement projects across multiple jurisdictions and has been at the forefront of many municipal PPP projects across Canada.

Alyssa also regularly advises clients on a variety of commercial agreements across a range of sectors for goods, services and construction.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Public procurement

(Next Generation Partners)

Alyssa ShivjiBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP fields a dedicated procurement team which caters to clients from both the public and private sectors, including those at federal, provincial and municipal levels. Expertise include compliance and contentious issues and also extends into the development of the procurement process and procurement documentation, specifically for bidders and stakeholders. The practice is led by Toronto based, Judy Wilson who is often sought by clients to oversee contracts which engage private sectors in traditional government service provisions. Marianne Smith‘s expertise includes advising clients on the development and preparation of public tenders and procurement processes. Alyssa Shivji often advises procurement entities and bidders on the procurement process, including fairness issues and risk management.