Political Interference in Failed Nuclear Sole-Source

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In their December 2019 report entitled Nuclear Enrichment: Russia’s Ill-Fated Influence Campaign in South Africa, Andrew S. Weiss and [...]

New Zealand Updates Procurement Rules

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. The fourth edition of New Zealand’s Government Procurement Rules came into effect on October 1, 2019. The new edition [...]

Flawed Planning in $26M Health Care Sole-Source

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its September 2019 report entitled Inquiry into Waikato District Health Board’s procurement of services from HealthTap, New Zealand’s [...]

Big Firms Monopolize Brexit Consulting

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2019 report entitled Departments’ use of consultants to support preparations for EU Exit, the UK’s Auditor [...]

New Zealand Doubles Down on Audit Oversight

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. The New Zealand Auditor-General has developed a multi-year plan to review government procurement practices. In its June 2018 Annual [...]

Flawed Specs Cause Process Flaws and Scope Cuts

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its May 2019 report entitled Modernising Army Command and Control — the Land 200 Program, Australia’s Auditor-General found [...]

Weak Evaluation Leads to Voided Award

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its May 2019 decision in Word Perfect Translation v. Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, the Supreme Court [...]

Australia’s New Bid Protest Regime

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In April 2019, Australia updated its Commonwealth Procurement Rules to reflect its new commitments under the World Trade Organization’s [...]

Report Pans Municipal Flood Prevention Project

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its March 2019 report entitled Inquiry into procurement of work by Westland District Council at Franz Josef, New [...]