Quebec Government Denies Plan for SNC-Lavalin Bailout, SNC-Lavalin Bails on Two Major Vancouver Projects, and Saudi Arabia Adopts Negotiated RFPs in New Law

By Paul Emanuelli

In this week’s newsreel, Quebec denies an SNC-Lavalin bailout plan, SNC-Lavalin bails out of two major Vancouver bid competitions, the feds keep dithering on the fighter jet file, Vancouver plans a major port upgrade, an indigenous group puts in a pipeline bid, and NWT fires a local housing board over audit irregularities.

In global news, Microsoft agrees to a Hungarian bid-rigging and bribery fine, China faces a trade war exodus, the UK braces for a no-deal Brexit, UK firms fail to comply with prompt payment rules, Bulgaria vetoes a major fighter jet deal, Latvia is sued over a restrictive train tender, India revisits its low bid rule in drug procurements, and Saudi Arabia adopts negotiated RFPs.

Quebec Government Denies Plan for SNC-Lavalin Bailout

SNC-Lavalin Bails on Two Major Vancouver Projects

Feds Dither on Fighter Jet File

Pre-Election Cabinet Ducks Fighter Jet Decisions

$42 Million Upgrade to Port of Vancouver

Indigenous Group Bids on Trans Mountain Pipeline

NWT Fires Local Housing Board in Wake of Audit

Microsoft Fined $8.7 Million USD in Hungarian Bid-Rigging Case

Trade War Sparks Mass Exodus from China

UK’s New PM Plans to Stockpile for No-Deal Brexit

Rampant UK Prompt Payment Non-Compliance

Bulgaria’s President Vetoes $1.26 Billion Jet Deal

Latvian Railway Sued Over Restrictive Train Tender

India Revisits Low Bid Rule in Drug Procurements

Saudi Arabia Adopts Negotiated RFPs in New Law