Global Newsreel Update – May 14, 2018

Procurement Ethics Bill Approved in New York State and the Battle Over $10 Billion DoD Cloud Computing Deal

By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler

This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of new bills approved in New York State, the $10 billion DoD cloud computing deal and an unsolicited bid in New Zealand:

New York State Senate Approves Procurement Ethics Bill
http://www.thebatavian.com/tags/government-reform

Battle Heats Up Over $10 Billion DoD Cloud Computing Deal
https://gizmodo.com/the-fight-for-a-massive-pentagon-cloud-contract-is-heat-1825517332

UK Health Body Stonewalls on Bid Dispute Settlement Sum
https://spendmatters.com/uk/surrey-still-refusing-to-explain-millions-paid-to-virgin-after-procurement-fail/

High Bids Go South in Kathmandu
http://www.myrepublica.com/news/41355/?categoryId=81

Slovakian Board Fines Public Insurer Over Tainted Tender
https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20822618/security-company-bonul-competed-with-itself.html

Ontario to Pay For Retrofit of Cambridge Passover Bridge
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/ontario-cycling-infrastructure-franklin-blvd-bridge-1.4652030

NZ-Canadian Consortium Submits Unsolicited Bid for Auckland LRT
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1805/S00281/unsolicited-bid-to-invest-in-auckland-light-rail-project.htm

 

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