Feds Politicize Ship Program as Election Looms, Bid Protest Over BC Oil Tanker Towing Deal, and Procurement Corruption Triggers South African Strike

By Paul Emanuelli

This week’s global newsreel includes naval procurement controversies and SNC-Lavalin intrigues in Canada, summit-related procurement breaches in New Zealand, price-fixing and budget-based rebidding in Australia, Brexit-related storm clouds in the UK and EU, conflict reforms, bid-rigging, and bid protests in the US, and corruption crackdowns and walkouts across Asia and Africa.

Canada

Feds Politicize Ship Program as Election Looms

Bid Protest Over BC Oil Tanker Towing Deal

$1.6 Billion LRT Award to Non-Compliant SNC-Lavalin

LRT Law Firm Previously Worked for SNC-Lavalin

Australia and South Pacific

New Zealand’s APEC Contracts Breach Rules

Australian Court Fines Cartel $24 Million

Budgetary Retender at Sydney Art Gallery

UK and EU

Sterling Drops and UK Economy Shrinks as Brexit Looms

UK Tenders Brexit Cargo Planes for Food and Medicine

No-Deal Brexit to Cost 1.2 Million Jobs

US

Florida Ethics Commission Tightens Employee Conflict Rules

Bid-Rigging Guilty Plea in California Software Scandal

University of Guam Prof Pleads Not Guilty to Bid-Rigging

Losing Louisiana Medicaid Incumbent Brings Bid Protest

Africa and Asia

Malaysia Cracks Down on Contracting Bribes

India’s Anti-Corruption Agency Probes Insecticide Bids

Procurement Corruption Triggers South African Strike

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