Failure to Plan Not an Emergency

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase.  In its June 2018 determination in ALS Canada Ltd v. Statistics Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal rendered one of [...]

Auditor Calls for Intervention Due to Compliance Complacency

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase.  In Report of the Auditor General – 2017 Volume I, the Auditor General of New Brunswick found that the New [...]

Former Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Convicted on Influence Peddling

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its March 2018 decision in R. v. Carson, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the conviction of a former [...]

Federal Employee Charged in Bid-Manipulation Case

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2018 decision in R. v. Shum, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found a federal civil servant [...]

Auditor Calls for Improvements to City Framework Agreements

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its October 2017 report entitled Obtaining the Best Value Through the Use of Vendor Rosters, the Toronto Auditor General’s [...]

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 [...]