Toronto Rejects 30% Gender Equity Quota for Contractor Boards and Governor calls for Ethics Reform in NY State

By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler

This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of gender equality quotas for contractor boards in Toronto, more news out of New York state and solution-based technology solutions in Scotland:

Toronto Rejects 30% Gender Equity Quota for Contractor Boards
https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/associations/2018/03/not-yet-time-gender-equity-procurement-city-says

Cuomo Calls for Ethics Reform After Bribery Conviction of Former Aide
http://www.gothamgazette.com/state/7558-post-percoco-conviction-kaloyeros-trial-likely-to-further-stain-cuomo-administration

Contractor Sues New York State For Unpaid Bills in Wake of Criminal Charges
http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2018/03/cor_sues_ny_for_567000_the_state_wont_pay_because_of_pending_criminal_case.html

New Zealand Auditor Slams Tax Agency for Non-Compliant Procurements
https://www.reseller.co.nz/article/635183/auditor-general-finds-significant-fault-ird-transformation-procurement/

VIA Rail Removes Minimum Canadian Content in New Train Tender
https://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/procurement/via-rail-wont-require-minimum-canadian-content-new-trains-210205/

Post-Brexit Passport Contract Awarded to Non-UK Firm
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-passport/sacre-bleu-new-post-brexit-british-passport-to-be-made-by-franco-dutch-firm-idUSKBN1GY119

Scotland Seeks Solution-Based Technology Solutions
https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/features/scottish-government-inverts-tech-procurement-help-public-sector-buy-%E2%80%98what-you-do

 

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