Failure to Plan Cannabis Testing 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 [...]

Frontier Justice and the End of Contract A

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. For those still using Contact A tendering formats, the June 2018 Yukon Court of Appeal decision in Mega Reporting Inc. [...]

“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 [...]

Complacency and Fraud in Fire Inspection

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 report entitled Fraud Investigation of a Vendor Providing Life Safety Inspection Services to the City of [...]

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 [...]

Town Liable for Improvised Compliance Assessment

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 May 23, 2018 decision in C.F. Construction Ltd. v. Town of Westville, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]