The US Awards $10 Billion Contract to Microsoft and Awaits Amazon’s Protest, Conflicts of Interest Derail Tasmania and US Procurements, and Jamaica Misuses Sole-Sourcing and Emergency Procurement Exceptions

By Julia Mills

The top stories in public procurement this week include a fake military parts dealer who exploited US DoD purchasing loopholes, two Canadian transit projects under scrutiny, conflicts of interest in Tasmania and the US, and improper sole-sourcing and emergency procurement in Jamaica.

US Military Swindled by 82-Year Old Fake Parts Dealer

Jamaica Misused Emergency and Sole-Source Exceptions

Tasmania Official Awarded Millions in Contracts to Friend

Ontario Transit Project Prompts Planning Concerns

US Awaits Amazon Challenge to Microsoft JEDI Award

Trump’s Brother Wins Government Contract

Australia Awards Controversial Detention Centre Contract

Albania Hopes Third Time’s the Charm for Tirana Square

China Awards Energy Contract to Barred Bidder

Alberta Cities Concerned About Province’s Budget

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