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Open Tendering and Sole-Sourcing

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Practice Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions that bypass open tendering and engage in direct contract awards bear the onus of justifying [...]

Global Newsreel May 13, 2019

May 13th, 2019|Categories: Newsreel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

US Claims Ottawa’s New Jet RFP Biased Against F-35, Canada Considers More Arctic Coast Guards Ships, and Study Shows Procurement Technology Gap This week’s newsreel features Washington’s attack on Ottawa’s fighter jet RFP, Canada’s [...]

A Canadian Perspective on Sustainable Procurement

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Practice Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This article was presented at the Transatlantic Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement in New York City, NY in April 2019. Download the presentation here. This discussion offers a Canadian perspective on sustainable public procurement and covers structural barriers [...]