Newsreel for August 12, 2019

Feds Politicize Ship Program as Election Looms, Bid Protest Over BC Oil Tanker Towing Deal, and Procurement Corruption Triggers South African Strike By Paul Emanuelli This week’s global newsreel includes naval procurement controversies and SNC-Lavalin intrigues in Canada, summit-related [...]

2018 Year in Review – Annual Case Law Update

Drawing on content from the forthcoming The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, our 2018 Year in Review covers the latest bid-protest controversies and assesses their impact on our annual Global Risk Rating. Join us to see if [...]

Global Newsreel for July 3, 2018

Trump's views on Canadian military procurement and South Africa's new open tendering system By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week our media monitoring team is following the impact of Trump’s intransigence on Canadian military procurement, spending scandals in Gatineau, [...]

Global Newsreel for May 22, 2018

Procurement Practices in Halifax and Scope-Change Violations in the UK By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following the Auditor General's report on procurement practices in Halifax, the uncovering of scope-change violations in the UK [...]

Spring 2016 Top Ten Global Newsreel

By Paul Emanuelli 1. Vietnam Set to Purchase US F-16s Vietnam is poised to procure new US fighter jets. Defense News reports that with “the lifting of the US arms embargo to Vietnam, a US defense industry source indicates Hanoi [...]

Court Grants Two Injunctions Against Public Tenders

By Paul Emanuelli The High Court of South Africa granted two injunctions against public tendering processes after finding serious bid evaluation irregularities. In April 2016 in Down Touch Investments (Pty) Ltd v. Matjhabeng Local Municipality the court granted an injunction [...]

Court Orders Re-Evaluation But Declines Substitute Order

By Paul Emanuelli In its April 2016 decision in Afri-Infra (Pty) Ltd v. City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, the High Court of South Africa set aside a contract award for civil engineering services after finding serious flaws in the initial [...]

South African Court Strikes Down Lapsed Bid Award

By Paul Emanuelli In its April 2016 decision in Secureco (Pty) Ltd v. Ethekwini Municipality, the High Court of South Africa struck down a contract award for payroll services after finding that the municipality had awarded a contract to a [...]

South African Court Grants Substitute Order

By Paul Emanuelli In its December 2015 decision in Cape Book and College Supplies t/a University Bookshop v. Northlink TVET College, the High Court of South Africa granted a substitute order and directed that a college bookstore contract be awarded [...]

South African Security Screening Leads to Improper Bid Rejection

By Paul Emanuelli In its November 2014 decision in Mogale City Municipality v. Fidelity Security Services, South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision that struck down the award of a security services contract due to the [...]