Articles and Papers

Electronic Reverse Auctions: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

This research paper, entitled “Electronic Reverse Auctions: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions” and prepared by Paul Emanuelli, addresses the core industry and vendor concerns regarding electronic reverse auctions. The paper, prepared as a presentation to The Procurement Office subscribers and [...]

Student Transportation Competitive Procurement Review Report

This 2015 Student Transportation Competitive Procurement Report was prepared by a panel appointed by the Ontario Ministry of Education consisting of the Hon. Colin L. Campbell, Q.C., Paul Emanuelli, and Leo Gotlieb, and provides a review of recent student transportation RFPs [...]

Procurement Office Paper Tabled in Yukon Legislature

A research paper prepared by Paul Emanuelli in support of the Yukon Procurement Panel Advisory Report entitled “Building a Better Framework for Open and Fair Competition” was recently tabled in the Yukon legislature for public release. As reported by NationalTalk, [...]

Demystifying Dialogue RFPs

This paper on Demystifying Dialogue RFPs provides an overview of the purpose and use of Dialogue/BAFO RFPs in Canada and internationally. For standard construction projects, Canadian public sector institutions have tended to use the fixed-bid Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) format [...]

Cooperative Purchasing at a Crossroads

By Paul Emanuelli (This article was originally published in the September 2014 edition of Purchasing B2B magazine.) With fiscal cliffs looming on the horizon, public institutions are attempting to leverage their group purchasing power through federal standing offers, provincial vendor-of-record [...]

Broader Public Sector Accountability Act Submission

This Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy was was presented by Paul Emanuelli during the legislative consultation process on the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act (Bill 122) on November 22, 2010.

Defending the Public Interest

This paper, Defending the Public Interest, was commissioned by the Ontario Public Buyers Association to provide a public sector perspective in response to the assertions raised in the September 2009 paper published by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of [...]