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Drafting a Statement of Work (Ottawa)

Date:   Jun 02, 2020 - Jun 02, 2020
Time:   8:30 AM (EDT)

Hydro Ottawa Office

4565 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON

A Statement of Work (“SOW”) can play a critical role in both planning and contracting. This one-day workshop explores the importance and benefits of an SOW, legal and risk considerations, what makes an effective SOW and how your organization can benefit from an SOW.


At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of an SOW and when to use it and when not to use it
  • Integrate an SOW into the planning phase of a project and into the contract
  • Understand the legal and risk considerations of using an SOW
  • Identify the components of an SOW and how to develop an SOW
  • Apply writing strategies and tips for developing an SOW
  • Mitigate project and contractual risk through the use of an SOW

Some of the topics covered:

  • Definitions and related terminology
  • Legal considerations
  • Qualities of an effective SOW
  • Contractor/service provider perspective
  • Format suggestions


This interactive workshop is suited for private and public sector participants involved in your organization’s project planning, procurement process or contract management.  Participants will be provided with take-away strategies and a pro-forma SOW template that will be worked with during the workshop.


Instructor: Debby Shapero Propp, B.A., LL.B.

Debby Shapero Propp is a commercial lawyer with a focus on procurement, technology and health law and has provided legal services in the private, public and broader public sectors for over 25 years.  Debby both provides advice on challenging procurement initiatives and major group procurements and develops and implements procurement processes and related agreements. Debby acts for her clients in major technology acquisitions and negotiations for both traditional and emerging technologies.

Debby is a seasoned and dedicated public presenter and instructor and regularly teaches across Canada. Drawing on her experience working both with a wide range of clients and as in-house counsel, over the last few years Debby has developed practical and well-received professional development seminars including– Capital Equipment Procurement and Contracting, Service Contracting – Challenges and Strategies, Information Technology Procurement and Contracting,  Contract Management Strategies for Success, Drafting a Statement of Work, Service Contracting II, Competitive Dialogue and Innovation Partnership. 

Debby also regularly writes for Canadian publications.

Debby is a founding and active member of the Health Lawyer Network, which provides a broad range of legal and educational services.

This seminar is worth 5 Continuous Professional Development / Maintenance Credits

Early Bird Seminar Cost until April 7, 2020:

  • Members $535.50 + HST (13%)
  • Non-members $805.50 + HST (13%)
    • Non member rate includes one year membership

Seminar Cost:

  • Members $595.00 + HST (13%)
  • Non-members $895.00 + HST (13%)
    • Non member rate includes one year membership

Sponsored by:

Kinetic GPO

Seminar Cancellation/Refund Policy
: A full refund will be issued on cancellations received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the seminar/course start date. An administration fee of $150.00 is applicable if notification is received between three and nine days prior to start date. Thereafter no refund will be available. Substitutions and transfer of registrations is permissible when received in writing three business days before the seminar/course start date. Please note that credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.


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