Fairness Advisory Services

As Fairness Consultants, we act as an objective, third party observer who monitors the procurement process to ensure that it is conducted in a fair manner and provide a written attestation and/or report on our findings. We provide assurance that our clients’ procurement processes are fair, open, transparent and compliant with all regulatory requirements. P1 Consulting’s team of fairness professionals has significant experience providing a range of fairness mandates.

Fairness Advisor

Our team is engaged during the planning process and provides advice around the design of the procurement process, risk mitigation strategies and evaluation methodology to ensure you reach your desired outcomes.

Fairness Monitor

P1 becomes involved prior to the release of the solicitation to monitor the process to ensure it unfolds in a fair, open and transparent manner that is compliant with the documentation and relevant policy framework.

Fairness Auditor

Upon completion of a procurement process, P1’s experts perform a comprehensive review of records and documents and conducts interviews with participants to confirm that the process was conducted in a fair, open and transparent manner. Regardless of the type of project, in performing the role of Fairness Consultant, three perspectives or “lenses” are used to ensure the integrity of the entire procurement process, specifically:

Compliance Perspective: Does the process align with applicable legislation, trade agreements, policy and practices?

Proponents’ Perspective: Are the procurement processes and associated documents fair, transparent and written in a manner that is clear, unambiguous and free of bias and favouritism? Were the disclosed criteria and processes followed?

Client’s Perspective: Is the procurement process designed in a manner that will enable clients to achieve their business outcome?

P1 differentiators


When matters arise, we work collaboratively to find solutions which assist clients to meet their business objectives while ensuring the fairness and integrity of the process is maintained. Our practical, hands-on approach facilitates client knowledge transfer.


We schedule our work to accommodate the needs of clients. We respond quickly to address issues that arise or review documents.


We have extensive experience in fairness mandates. Our clients benefit from our lessons learned on other mandates and our knowledge of emerging best practices.

Tool Kits

We have assembled our practices and templates into a tool kit used by all team members to ensure a consistent and cost-effective approach to each engagement.