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P3 and Infrastructure
P3 and Infrastructure

Big projects bring with them big challenges. One of the biggest is ensuring your project gets delivered on time and on budget. McInnes Cooper can give you the strategic advice you need. You can look to us for assistance in:


  • Private finance transactions
  • Concept development
  • Contract development preparation
  • Project structure
  • Finance structure
  • Evaluation of responses to RFPs
  • Contract negotiation and administration
  • Dispute resolution
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Procurement strategy and structuring
  • Drafting tender documents: RFQs and RFPs
  • Risk analysis and risk allocation


We have in-depth understanding of government and private business, with strong connections to Atlantic Canada’s key players. We’ve been part of virtually all of the region’s major projects, from Hibernia Offshore to the Confederation Bridge to the Fredericton-Moncton Highway. And we’ve been involved in a broad spectrum of alternate delivery solutions, including outsourcing, asset divestiture, leasebacks, BTOs (build, transfer, operate), DBOs (design, build, operate), DFBO (design, finance, build, operate) and various hybrids.


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Confederation Bridge

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Client: </strong>Government of Canada</p> <p><strong>Date: </strong>May 1997</p> <p><strong>Value:</strong> $840 million</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Government of Canada issued a proposal call challenging the private sector to devise an environmentally, technically and financially sound alternative to the ferry system that existed at the time between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.</p> <p>After an extensive process, Strait Crossing

A White Paper on Reforming Canada’s Transportation Policies For the 21st Century
February  8, 2013

<p>While much of the developed world struggles with debt and chronically low growth, Canada,</p> <p>one of the best-performing members of the G-7, remains on firmer footing. However, this<br />country still has to cope with slower growth, cutbacks and aging infrastructure. As this paper<br />argues, reconciling these facts will take creative, non-partisan problem-solving, and it is

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Doing Business in Quebec?
February  5, 2013

<p>As of January 15, 2013, a business that wants to enter into a contract, directly or by subcontract, with a Quebec “public body” (including provincial Crown corporations, cities, towns, municipalities, healthcare system, education system, provincial ministries and public bodies) must comply with the Quebec <em>Integrity in Public Contracts Act</em>.  In this first phase, the <em>Act</em>

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Changes to Public Procurement – Nova Scotia’s New Public Procurement Act
September  6, 2011

On June 1, 2011, several provisions of the new Nova Scotia Public Procurement Act (the “Act”) came in to force to change the way public sector entities procure goods, services, construction, and facilities. Along with government departments, school boards, health authorities, housing authorities and crown corporations, the Act applies to municipalities, and certain post secondary

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Brian Flemming in the Globe and Mail
March 10, 2014

<p>Brian Flemming, Counsel in our Halifax office, is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail. In this article, he discusses the need for infrastructure banks in Canada: if the federal government will not lead a serious debate about infrastructure, then the private pools of capital should take the lead.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Read the

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