Contracts Management for All?

February 4th, 2018

Commercial Contracts have traditionally been the preserve of big business. Teams of commercial, technical, risk management, legal and contract specialists working on complex deals, where each side pushes their considerable resources towards securing the leverage to make the deal work… Read more

Contiki Becomes Exari

January 16th, 2018

In case you missed it, there was big news earlier this week from CMA Contiki, a company that Black Thistle is proud to partner in the Enterprise Contract Management System market. Contiki has agreed a deal to unite with Exari…. Read more

Black Thistle Teams up with Cochrane Rangers

January 16th, 2018

Following on from previous ventures into sports sponsorship, Black Thistle is pleased to announce that it has become jersey sponsor for Cochrane Rangers Soccer Club. In a 3-year sponsor deal, Black Thistle will see its name emblazoned on home and… Read more

Black Thistle Expands Client Base

November 17th, 2013

Black Thistle Contracts has recently been engaged by Brion Energy Corporation  to provide contracts management support to this growing Canadian company. Focused on the development of SAGD opportunities in the Mackay River and Dover areas of Alberta, Brion Energy is targeting… Read more

CMA Contiki – A ‘new’ venture?

July 15th, 2013

Representatives of CMA Contiki AS (Oslo, Norway) and Black Thistle Contracts Inc. (Calgary, Canada) are very pleased to announce that the companies have agreed to formalize a long-standing acquaintance under a new partnership arrangement. Black Thistle principal, Keith Thomson, has… Read more

Black Thistle lands Operational Contracts Consultancy role

January 1st, 2012

Black Thistle Contracts is pleased to announce that it has begun provision of contracts-centred operations support and strategic consultancy services for mechanical maintenance and turnaround service provider, CEDA International. The work involves review and development of central contract management, contract… Read more

CWSC – Soccer Champions!

October 7th, 2011

Black Thistle sponsored Calgary West Soccer Club Masters team successfully registered a first trophy in their history when they recently secured the Calgary United Soccer Association O35 Division 2 outdoor title for 2011. Newly appointed head coach, Dominic Hickey, led… Read more

IACCM Accreditation

October 7th, 2011

As noted previously, part of Black Thistle’s ongoing commitment to service provision to our clients is based on using the best available knowledge and trends within the contracting community. In support of this commitment, and in acknowledgement of the level… Read more

Black Thistle secures new client in public sector

January 12th, 2011

In November 2010, Black Thistle Contracts was awarded a contract to review and revise a set of lump sum bid documentation for Alberta Health Services. The work was a landmark for Black Thistle, being the first venture into support of… Read more


July 1st, 2010

As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing services to our clients based on the best available knowledge and trends within the contracting community, Black Thistle director, Keith Thomson, has become a member of the International Association for Contract… Read more

Calgary West Soccer Club

June 1st, 2010

Calgary commercial contracts consultancy company, Black Thistle Contracts, are proud to announce a 3-year kit sponsorship agreement with Calgary West Soccer Club Masters team. Calgary West was formed in 2005 and had predominantly been a youth soccer organisation until the… Read more

Rider Hunt International

May 1st, 2010

Black Thistle Contracts is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to provide contracts personnel to Rider Hunt International (Alberta) (“RHi”). RHi is the Canadian arm of the Rider Hunt International Group, one of the foremost providers… Read more