Trudeau Broke Conflict Rules in SNC-Lavalin Affair, PM “Takes Responsibility” for Ethics Violation, and Puerto Rico Plagued by Hurricane Contract Issues

By Paul Emanuelli

In this week’s newsreel, Canada’s PM breaks the federal conflict law, Australia plays catch-up on infrastructure projects and green procurement, New Zealand reforms its engineering contracts, the US faces military bid challenges and municipal audit controversies, Ireland delays a highway project, Britain backs domestic steel, and Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean deal with ongoing contracting controversies.

Canada

Trudeau Broke Conflict Rules in SNC-Lavalin Affair 

PM “Takes Responsibility” for Ethics Violation 

Trudeau Won’t Apologize for Ethics Breach

Mounties “Carefully Following” SNC-Lavalin Affair

Opposition Calls for Parliamentary Probe

SNC-Lavalin to Fight Court Battle Through Election Period

SNC-Lavalin Law Firm Advised Ottawa in SNC-Lavalin’s LRT Award

Australia and Pacific

Infrastructure Australia Plays Catch-Up to Growth

Australia Needs to Step Up Green Procurement

New Zealand Calls for Reform of Engineering Contracts

Papua New Guinea Awards Medical Kit Contract

USA

Pentagon Probes Conflict Claims in Cloud Competition

Bidder Protests Rocket Launch RFP

Missouri Police Lobbyist Quits After No-Bid Audit

Howard County Audit Slams Fire Chief

Louisiana Medicaid Insurer Protests Contract Decision

UK and EU

Spiralling Costs Delay Irish Highway Project

UK Pledges £4 Billion Brexit Plan to Back Steel

Yorkshire Purchasing Group Tenders Cloud Framework

Court Dismisses Legal Challenge to Health Tender

Africa, Asia and Caribbean

University of Nairobi Challenged Over Security Bid

Turkish Conglomerate Wins Lottery Bid

Illegal Dealings in Taiwan Airport Project

Taiwan Brands Losing to Chinese Bidders

Philippine Audit Cracks Down on Irrigation Projects

Puerto Rico Plagued by Hurricane Contract Issues

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