Court Upholds Slovakian Letter of Credit Requirement

By Paul Emanuelli In its July 2017 decision in Ingsteel and Metrostav v. Úrad pre verejné obstarávanie, the European Court of Justice ruled that a public body is permitted to screen bidders for letters of credit when assessing tender compliance. [...]

Court Strikes Down Latvian Sub-Agreement Requirement

By Paul Emanuelli In its January 2016 decision in Ostas celtnieks SIA v. Talsu novada pašvaldība, the European Court of Justice ruled that a Latvian municipality’s requirement that contractors enter into prescribed cooperation agreements with their subcontractors was unnecessarily restrictive [...]

Court Upholds Subcontractor Debarment in Italian Tender

By Paul Emanuelli In its September 2017 decision in Casertana Costruzioni Srl v. Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Italian transportation ministry properly rejected a bidder for naming a barred subcontractor in [...]

Contractor Sentenced For Role in Australian Conspiracy

By Paul Emanuelli In its November 2017 decision in The Queen v. Salter, the Supreme Court of Victoria sentenced a contractor to four years and five months in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving government contracts. The [...]

Lack of Proper Oversight in Jamaica’s St. Ann Parish

By Paul Emanuelli In its November 2017 Special Report on St. Ann Municipal Corporation Contracts, Jamaica’s Contractor General found widespread contracting irregularities in Jamaica’s St. Ann Parish. The report found an absence of bid evaluation records, the lack of records [...]

Court Derails Train Tender Due to Ethical Irregularities

By Paul Emanuelli In its July 2017 decision in Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa v. Swifambo Rail Agency (Pty) Ltd., the High Court of South Africa struck down a contract award after determining that the multiple irregularities found in [...]

Highlights from Craig Milley Interview on the Cayman Islands 2020 Vision Case Study

View a Recording of the Webinar 2020 Vision: A Cayman Case Study, May 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT Download the Slides For the May 2017 case study [...]

Ten Critical Defects in Nuclear Bid Evaluation

The July 2016 U.K. decision in Energy Solutions EU Limited v. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority serves as an excellent case study highlighting the common pitfalls present in managing group evaluation processes in procurement projects. It exposes the systemic defects in industry [...]

Scottish Court Upholds Injunction in Sheriff Services Tender

By Paul Emanuelli In its April 2016 judgment in Scott & Co (Scotland) LLP v. Aberdeenshire Council, the Scottish Court of Sessions maintained a stop-award order on a sheriff services tender. The court found that there was a significant issue [...]

U.K. Court Rejects Non-Profit’s Injunction Argument

By Paul Emanuelli In its October 2016 judgment in Perinatal Institute v. Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales lifted the automatic statutory suspension of a health research services contract award. The losing non-profit [...]