Competition Bureau and DCC Join Forces to Fight Bid-Rigging, US Reforms Call for More Transparency and a Museum Tender Gets Cancelled Over Unfair Insider Advantage Concerns
By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler
This week’s newsreel features highlights from the end of 2018 and start of 2019 to bring you up to speed on some of the stories you may have missed over the holidays.
As 2019 rolls in, the latest stories include new anti-bid-rigging strategies for Canadian federal procurement, calls for better debriefings for US federal procurement, Schumer attacking military milk procurement, Cuomo defending the removal of construction oversight, Canada forging forward with used Australian jets, and Britain bracing for Brexit by scrambling for new ferry services.
Other notable news items include electronic tendering in Latvia, $1 billion in lost eProcurement opportunities in Ohio, Saskatchewan going with local business, Calgary seeking social procurement, Surrey facing millions in cancelled LRT claims, Newfoundland and Florida dealing with school spending irregularities, and a museum tender getting cancelled over unfair insider advantage concerns.