Global Newsreel November 19, 2018

California High-Speed Rail Billions Over Budget, Britain Faces Recession Due to Brexit Gamble and Whistleblowing Leads to Nepotism Termination

By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock

This week’s newsreel features presentation slides on The Five Inherent Risk Factors that kick off the week-long Osgoode Major Projects course in Toronto, as well as the biggest stories from our media monitoring team, including major delays and cost overruns in California’s high-speed rail project, Britain facing recession over Brexit, Oracle losing its Pentagon bid protest, Jamaica launching a P3 project, a new ruling blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, a former Saskatchewan IT exec admitting to a vendor-paid PGA trip, Saskatoon updating its procurement practices, Australia’s Senate cracking down on unethical contractors, India and Indonesia leveraging new e-bidding platforms to fight corruption, and Canada’s whistleblower program leading to an employee termination for contracting irregularities.

Presentation: The Five Inherent Risk Factors

What are The Five Inherent Risk Factors undermining public sector procurement projects? Download the slides for an advanced view of this presentation from the forthcoming The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide as covered at the week-long Osgoode Major Projects course in Toronto.

News Update

California High-Speed Rail Billions Over Budget

Britain Faces Recession Due to Brexit Gamble

Oracle Loses Pentagon Bid Protest

Jamaica Proceeds with Windfarm P3

Montana Judge Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

Former IT Exec Admits to Vendor-Paid PGA Trip

Saskatoon Updates Procurement Practices

Australia’s Senate Cracks Down on Unethical Contractors

India Launches Anti-Bid-Rigging Tool

Indonesia Leverages eProcurement in Corruption Fight

Whistleblowing Leads to Nepotism Termination

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