Michael Styczen, P.Eng.

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What is a sealed bid?

Canada - December 31 2012 Bidders are frequently told in bidding and tendering instructions that bids or tenders are required to be submitted "under seal" or that "sealed tenders…

New utility disconnection rules for Alberta

Canada - October 19 2011 As we reported earlier this year, a public inquiry into the death of a Calgary man made a number of recommendations as to the procedures to be followed for utility disconnection.

What is a sealed bid?

Canada - July 31 2018 In bidding and tendering situations, or in competitive request for proposal (RFP) scenarios, owners frequently instruct bidders that bids or tenders…

Alberta revamps builders' lien regime

Canada - December 15 2020 In response to lengthening payment periods and an increasing number of disputes between owners and contractors, as well as to coordinate with…

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Bribery of foreign officials - two cautionary tales

Canada, USA - June 27 2011 Two cases in the news this week serve as a reminder that bribery of government officials in a foreign country, whether or not it is tolerated in that country, is a serious offence that can be prosecuted in Canada and the United States.