Training

Training for members of elected councils and employees of the City and its related legal persons under the mandate given by the legislator in section 57.1.8 of the Charter of Ville de Montréal, metropolis of Québec.

To prevent breaches of integrity and enforce the applicable rules, the Office of Inspector General is continually developing a series of training courses that are offered to the employees and elected officials of Ville de Montréal and its related legal persons.

The training is intended to allow stakeholders in the City and para-municipal organizations to identify, detect and prevent breaches that affect the integrity of the contracting processes and to understand the role of the Inspector General in this regard.

More specifically, these courses are intended for managers and employees who work for Ville de Montréal and its related legal persons and who are responsible for drafting tender documents, awarding contracts and overseeing the performance of contracts.

These courses help restore public confidence in municipal institutions by preventing the risk of integrity breaches.

For information on these topics, please email:
BIG@bigmtl.ca

The courses currently available are:

+The Office of Inspector General and integrity

The objective is to identify and prevent schemes that affect the integrity of contracting processes and to understand the role of the Office of Inspector General in this regard.

+Collusion and estimates

The objective is to understand collusion and develop skills to recognize collusion schemes and promote best contracting practices for procurement strategies, especially cost estimates.

+Interpretation and application of contractual requirements

The objective is to ensure fair treatment among bidders. It is important to interpret and apply contract requirements consistently and rigorously. This course seeks to examine these concepts in terms of bid analysis and the oversight and carrying out of contracts.

+Contracting with non-profit organizations

The objective is to identify the rules that apply to contracts with non-profit organizations (NPO). Is it a contract by mutual agreement or a financial contribution?

+The Office of Inspector General and the Act respecting the Autorité des marchés publics

The objective is to understand, in light of the Act respecting the Autorité des marchés publics, how a complaint is handled, the impact it could have on the procurement process and the role of the Office of Inspector General in this situation.

+Together for integrity

The objective is to clearly understand and differentiate among the various Ville de Montréal entities, such as the permanent anti-corruption unit (UPAC), the Comptroller General and the Office of Inspector General.

Conferences and training for people outside the City.

To promote the prevention of breaches of integrity and enforce the applicable rules, the Office of Inspector General participates in conferences and develops presentations for a wider audience.

These presentations cover the following themes:

  • The mandate of the Office of Inspector General
  • Vulnerability factors for breaches of integrity
  • Collusion schemes and indicators
  • Best contracting practices
  • Interpretation and application of contractual requirements

These themes are addressed by analyzing real cases and reviewing various investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General.

If you would like the Office of Inspector General to participate in a conference or to receive one of these trainings, please email:

BIG@bigmtl.ca