Flawed Milestone Mapping Leads to Project Failure

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 2019 report entitled The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s Administration of the Biometric Identification Services Project, the Australian National [...]

New Trains Fail to Meet Accessibility Standards

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 December 2018 final report, the New Generation Rollingstock Train, the Commission of Inquiry found that the Queensland government [...]

Court Rejects Challenge of One-to-Ten Scoring Scale

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 2018 decision in Transcore, LP v. The National Roads Authority, the High Court of Ireland rejected a [...]

Technology Contracts a Target for Corruption

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 August 2018 report ICT procurement — what are the corruption risks?, the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission warned [...]

Court Overrules Four-Out-Of-Five Line Item Score

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 August 2018 decision in BAM Civil Limited v. The Department for Infrastructure, the High Court of Justice in [...]

Standstill Periods Create Contracting Chaos

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. While they may be implemented with the best of intentions, statutory standstill periods that give losing bidders an automatic right [...]

Court Rejects Attempt to Disrupt Reverse Auctions

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 July 2018 decision in SRLC Limited v. The National Health Service Commissioning Board (NHS England), the Technology and [...]

Court Voids Award Due to Missing Evaluation Record

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 2018 decision in Teleguam Holdings LLC v. Territory of Guam, the Supreme Court of Guam struck down [...]

Court Strikes Down Italian Anti-Collusion Law

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 February 2018 decision in Lloyd’s of London v. Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell’Ambiente della Calabria, the European [...]