Ontario’s Money-Saving Contract Cancellations Cost $230 Million, a U.S. GAO Ruling Forces Evaluation Criteria to be Adjusted Mid-Evaluation, the UK Bypasses Roster of Suppliers to Sole-Source, and Australia Focuses on Tax-Evaders

By Julia Mills

Our top stories for the week include the U.S. GAO forcing a change to evaluation criteria for the National Security Space Launch midway through the evaluation process, Ontario’s cancelled green energy contracts to cost taxpayers $230 million, prompting calls for review, and the UK is accused of using framework agreements to cover up sole-source awards to vendors not on established rosters.

U.S. GAO Rules Air Force to Change Space Program Evaluation Criteria

Canada Sinking Shipbuilding Program with Inexperience, Red Tape

Australia Tackles Tax-Evading Government Contractors

New York City’s Commitment to Inclusive Contracts Weak

Jamaica Integrity Commission Reviewing Tablet Contract

UK Framework Agreements Under Fire

Sri Lankan Airline Violated Government Procurement Rules

India and US Sign $7 Billion Defence Deal for Drones

South African Town Without Clean Water Due to Slow Tender

Ontario’s Green Energy Contract Cancellations Cost $230 Million

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