Newfoundland Audit Finds Unethical Spending

By: Anna Krol In its September 2018 report titled Management of the Procurement of Goods and Services – Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, the Newfoundland Auditor General found Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) to be persistently non-compliant [...]

Calgary Auditor Calls for Oversight and Training in Corporate Credit Card Purchases

By: Anna Krol In its January 2018 report titled Corporate Credit Card (Data Analytics) Audit, the Calgary City Auditor’s Office found non-compliance in the employee use of the corporate credit card for low-dollar value purchases under $5,000. The City Auditor [...]

Unit Price Omission Renders Bid Non-Compliant

By: Anna Krol In its May 2018 decision in Coady Construction and Excavating Limited v. Conception Bay South, the Newfoundland Supreme Court awarded lost profit damages due to the acceptance of a non-compliant bid. The case dealt with the [...]

Tribunal Rules on Posting, Specs, Evaluations, and Debriefs

By: Anna Krol In its April 2018 determination in Vintage Designing Co. v. Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal elaborated on some of the new trade treaty requirements under the CFTA by ruling on a series of [...]

Tribunal Dismisses Post-Award Complaint

By: Anna Krol In its March 2018 determination in Atlantic Catch Data Ltd. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal dismissed a complaint about a personnel change which occurred after the award of the [...]

Premature Award Disclosure Prompts Compensation Order

By: Anna Krol In its April 2018 determination in Hawboldt Industries v. Department of Public Works Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ordered the payment of compensation to a complainant due to the premature disclosure of a contract award.  The [...]

Award Struck Down Due to Non-Compliant Bid

By: Anna Krol In its May 2018 determination Dynamic Engineering Inc. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal struck down a contract award after determining that the government improperly awarded a contract to a non-compliant [...]

Government Told to Bolster Debriefs in COI Dispute

By: Anna Krol In its May 2018 determination in Renaissance Aeronautics Associates Inc., the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) dismissed allegations of conflict of interest while noting that the government could have avoided the bid dispute by being more [...]

“Single-Source Emergency” Struck Down By Tribunal

By: Anna Krol In it’s June 2018 determination in ALS Canada Ltd. v. Statistics Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal struck down a sole-source since reasonable alternatives existed for the government’s mandatory technical requirement and no extreme urgency existed for [...]