Jean-Benoît Pouliot

Lawyer, Partner - Quebec City

Québec Bar 2010
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Jean-Benoît Pouliot is a partner in the Quebec City office of Langlois lawyers. He specializes in administrative litigation and public law, particularly public procurement law and environmental law.

Before joining the firm, he was a researcher at the Quebec Court of Appeal and worked as a lawyer in the legal department of the Quebec Ministry of the Environment.

He is co-author of two books on optimum strategies for contracting by municipalities and by public bodies, respectively entitled “Contrats municipaux – Manuel sur les meilleures stratégies” (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) and “Contrats des organismes publics – Manuel sur les meilleures stratégies” (Wolters Kluwer, 2016). He is also the author of a book on the qualitative assessment of bids pursuant to calls for tenders, aimed at public bodies subject to the Act respecting Contracting by Public Bodies, entitled “Contrats des organismes publics – L’évaluation qualitative des offres” (CCH, 2013). He regularly provides professional training sessions in his areas of expertise. 

Education

Masters degree in administrative law, LL.M., Laval University, 2012

Civil Law (international profile), LL.B., Laval University, 2009

Industries

Representative Work

Publications

Articles

News

Books

Other Publications

2018 – “Contrats municipaux : Manuel sur les meilleures stratégies”, [Municipal contracts: Manual of best strategies], co-author with Sébastien Laprise and François Émond, Brossard, Wolters Kluwer.

2016 – “Contrats des organismes publics : Manuel sur les meilleures stratégies” (Optimum strategies for municipal contracting), co-author with Sébastien Laprise, François Émond and Gilles Saint-Laurent, Brossard, Wolters Kluwer.

2016 – “Délai minimal de publication d’un addenda : réflexions sur les impacts des récents amendements sur votre stratégie contractuelle” (Time limit for publishing an addendum to a call for tenders: thoughts on the impact of recent amendments on your contracting strategy), co-author with Sébastien Laprise, Québec, Direction Appro, Bulletin d’information sur la gestion contractuelle et l’approvisionnement, published by the Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec, July 2016, vol. 2, no. 4.

2016 – “La gestion des contrats en période estivale : partez en toute quiétude” (Managing contracts during the summer holidays: how to leave with complete peace of mind), co-author with Sébastien Laprise, Quebec City, Direction Appro, Bulletin d’information sur la gestion contractuelle et l’approvisionnement, published by the Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec, July 2016, vol. 2, no. 3.

2016 – “Ordonnances visant la suspension de l’adjudication ou de l’exécution d’un contrat municipal: un risque à considérer?” (Orders suspending the awarding or performance of a municipal contract: a risk worth considering?), co-author with Sébastien Laprise, Quebec City, Direction Appro, Bulletin d’information sur la gestion contractuelle et l’approvisionnement, published by the Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec, June 2016, vol. 2, no. 2.

2014 – “Intégrité dans les marchés publics: le contrôle judiciaire d’une décision de l’Autorité des marchés financiers” (The integrity of public markets: judicial review of a decision of the AMF), Quebec City, Proforma, vol. 55, July 2014.

2013 – “Contrats des organismes publics : l’évaluation qualitative des offres”, Brossard, Publications CCH Ltée.

2012 – “L’évaluation qualitative des offres : vers une meilleure gestion des deniers publics?”, thesis, Québec, Faculté des études supérieures, Laval University.

2010 – “Que reste-t-il de la discrétion d’un organisme public confronté à une irrégularité mineure du plus bas soumissionnaire?”, Bulletin CCH municipal et droit public, September 2010.

Events

Langlois Knowledge

External Conferences

Others

2018 – “Démystifier l’appel d’offres avec discussion et négociation” (Demystifying calls for tenders through discussion and negotiation), Symposium on municipal contracts and their evolving legal framework, requiring more refined contractual strategies, Montréal, November 29, 2018.

2018 – “Les meilleures pratiques contractuelles : quelques sujets de réflexion” (Best contractual practices: a few things to consider), Training session for the public and para-public services procurement group, Montréal, November 28, 2018.

2018 – “Dix mythes entourant les obligations légales des municipalités en matière de contrats de collecte sélective” (Ten myths surrounding the legal obligations of municipalities regarding contracts for selective waste collection), joint conference presentation with Mathieu Guillemette at the annual convention of the association of chief administrative officers of Quebec municipalities (ADGMQ), Rimouski, June 7, 2018.

2018 – “Mythes et réalités sur les devis municipaux et le processus d’appel d’offres” (Myths and reality regarding plans and estimates for municipal works and the call-for-tenders process), joint presentation with Mathieu Guillemette at a symposium of the association of municipal waste management authorities (AOMGMR), Nicolet, May 30, 2018.

2018 – “Ce qu’il faut savoir sur les jugements récents en matière de contrats publics” (What you need to know about recent judgments on public contract matters), Half-day training session on public contracts, Barreau de Québec, Quebec City, April 19, 2018.

2017 – “Discussions avec les soumissionnaires : nouvelle tendance pour interroger le marché” (Discussions with bidders: new market analysis trends), Training session for the public and para-public services procurement group, Montréal, November 29, 2017

2017 – “La règle du plus bas soumissionnaire critiquée” (A critique of the lowest-bidder rule), to the 9th semi-annual gathering of steel construction industry stakeholders, the Rendez-vous de l’acier, Montréal, October 23, 2017.

2017 – “Dialogue compétitif : règles pour interroger le marché” (Competitive dialogue: rules for sounding the market), 4th francophone symposium of finance departments of Canadian universities, Trois-Rivières, October 17, 2017.

2017 – “Autonomie des municipalités : à quoi s’attendre en matière d’octroi des contrats?” (Autonomy of municipalities: what to expect where awarding contracts is concerned), 3rd edition of Événement Les Affaires – Public contracts: awarding and managing contracts in a collaborative, innovative and solution-oriented manner, Montréal, October 11, 2017.

2017 – “Projet de loi 108 : à quoi s’attendre de l’Autorité des marchés publics?” (Bill 108: what to expect from the Autorité des marchés publics), Training session for the public and para-public services procurement group, Montréal, April 26, 2017.

2017 – “Ce que vous devez absolument savoir sur la jurisprudence de 2016 en matière d’approvisionnement public” (What you need to know about the 2016 case law on public procurement), training session for the Quebec association of providers of public and para-public services (GASPP), Montreal, February 23, 2017.

2017 – “Ce que vous devez absolument savoir sur la jurisprudence récente en matière d’appel d’offres public” (What you need to know about the recent case law on public calls for tenders), Regular training program of the COMAQ, Laval, January 26, 2017.

2016 – “La définition du besoin en matière de contrats publics : étude de cas et aspects pratiques” (The definition of need in public-contract matters: case study and practical aspects), Symposium on contracting by public bodies: practical training on best strategies, Quebec City, November 17, 2016; Montreal, December 8, 2016.

2016 – “Surveillance, conseil et compétences : boîte à outils pour le RORC” (Monitoring, advice and competencies: a series of tools for those responsible for the observance of contacting rules), co-presentation with Sébastien Laprise, practical training session on best strategies, Quebec City, November 17, 2016; Montreal, December 8, 2016.

2016 – “La règle du plus bas soumissionnaire critiquée : revue des outils disponibles et des nouvelles tendances” (Critique of the lowest-bidder rule: overview of available tools and new tendencies), Quebec association of construction-industry economists, Quebec City, December 6, 2016; Montreal, February 7, 2017.

2016 – “Impacts des récents amendements à la réglementation” (Impacts of recent regulatory amendments), co-presentation with Sébastien Laprise, Langlois lawyers, Montreal, June 9, 2016.

2016 – “L’appel d’offres qualitatif : un outil à démystifier” (Demystifying qualitative calls for tenders), CCSR, Drummondville, May 11, 2016.

2016 – “Préqualification des entrepreneurs et quelques clauses essentielles : la clé du succès” (Prequalification of contractors and certain essential clauses: the keys to success), co-presentation with Sébastien Laprise, Langlois lawyers, Montreal, February 25, 2016.

2016 – “L’entrepreneur général face aux clauses de pénalités dans les contrats publics : ce qu’il faut savoir” (Penalty clauses in public contracts: what general contractors need to know), co-presentation with Sébastien Laprise, Langlois lawyers, 19th annual convention of the Quebec association of general contractors (CEGQ), Mt. Tremblant, February 25, 2016.

2016 – “Ce que vous devez absolument savoir sur la jurisprudence de 2015 en matière d’approvisionnement public” (What you need to know about the 2015 case law on public procurement), training session for the Quebec association of providers of public and para-public services (GASPP), Montreal, January 26, 2016.

2015 – “Les terrains contaminés” (Contaminated land), 2015 insurance law symposium, Montreal, May 22, 2015.

2015 – “La règle du plus bas soumissionnaire critiquée : quelles sont les options disponibles pour le donneur d’ouvrage?” (Critique of the lowest-bidder rule: what other options are available to sponsors of public projects?), training session for the Quebec association of providers of public and para-public services (GASPP), Montreal, February 25, 2015.

2015 – “Sanction des manquements : une LQE avec du mordant?” (Sanctions for breach: does the LQA have any teeth?), presentation at a conference on “The Environment Quality Act: then and now” organized by the Capitale-Nationale/Chaudière-Appalaches regional chapter of Réseau Environnement, Quebec City, February 5, 2015.

2015 – “Ce que vous devez absolument savoir sur la jurisprudence de 2014 en matière d’approvisionnement public” (What you need to know about the 2014 case law on public procurement), training session for the Quebec association of providers of public and para-public services (GASPP), Montreal, January 28, 2015. 

2014 – “L’appel d’offres qualitatif : comment définir les critères et le seuil de qualité recherché?” (Qualitative calls for tenders: how to define the criteria and desired quality threshold?), symposium on preparing and drafting municipal calls for tenders, Montreal, December 11, 2014.

2014 – “L’évaluation qualitative des offres” (Qualitative assessment of bids), symposium on the Act respecting Contracting by Public Bodies after five years, Montreal and Quebec City, June 10 and 11, 2014.

2014 – “L’évaluation qualitative des offres : Vers une meilleure gestion des deniers publics?” (Qualitative assessment of bids: is there a better way of managing public funds?), symposium for post-graduate students in the Master of Laws program, Laval University, March 26, 2014.

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