Launching Our Sunshine State Campaign

After years of successful operations across Canada and the Caribbean, and following our January 2018 launch into New York State, The Procurement Office is pleased to announce the latest phase of our ongoing expansion into the United States with our [...]

Five Factors for Scoring Advanced Procurement Performers

By: Paul Emanuelli This article describes a 100-point scoring system covering five critical factors for identifying, recruiting, and developing top-tier procurement professionals. It explains why years of experience should be limited to 20 points maximum, how you should score core [...]

The Seven Essential Skills of a Public Procurement Professional

By: Paul Emanuelli Public sector procurement departments are under unprecedented pressure to deliver results for their organizations. Moving forward, these pressures are going to place increasing demands on procurement departments to develop highly functioning procurement teams. This article summarizes the [...]

Frontier Justice and the End of Contract A

Related Webinar: Frontier Justice and the End of Contract A By Paul Emanuelli (This article was published in the August 2018 edition of Purchasing B2B magazine.) For those still using Contact A tendering [...]

Buyer Beware of Piggybacking and Onboarding

Related Webinar: Building a Better Framework for Open Procurement By Paul Emanuelli (This article was published in the June 2018 edition of Purchasing B2B magazine.) The days of public institutions [...]

2018 Canadian Public Procurement Law Firm of the Year

We are pleased to announce that the Procurement Law Office was awarded the 2018 Corporate International Global Award for Canadian Public Procurement Law Firm of the Year. A special note of thanks to our procurement clients across the Canadian public [...]

Electronic Reverse Auctions: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

This research paper, entitled “Electronic Reverse Auctions: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions” and prepared by Paul Emanuelli, addresses the core industry and vendor concerns regarding electronic reverse auctions. The paper, prepared as a presentation to The Procurement Office subscribers and [...]

Buyer Beware: Piggybacking and Onboarding are Sole-Sourcing

By: Paul Emanuelli There is a great deal of confusion about “piggybacking” or “onboarding” and a long legacy of misuse of these practices in the Canadian public procurement industry. You will not find a specific written prohibition in the treaties on [...]

Trade Winds Expanding Open Public Procurement

By Paul Emanuelli The following article was published in the April 2018 issue of Purchasing B2B magazine.  With the US threatening to build a wall, tear down the NAFTA and start trade wars with China, the UK heading into a [...]

Court Derails Tainted Tender – 2018 Case of the Year

By Paul Emanuelli The July 2017 decision of the High Court of South Africa in Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa v. Swifambo Rail Agency (Pty) Ltd. serves as a cautionary tale for all public officials about the risks of [...]