Global Newsreel October 22, 2018

Manitoba Launches Review of Project Cost Overruns and the OPP to Procure Roadside Drug Test Kits By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock This week’s newsreel features the latest stories from the world of procurement, including a Manitoba cost overrun review, [...]

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 [...]

A Three-Pillar Strategy for Bolstering Your Bid Evaluation Process

By Paul Emanuelli Bolstering the legal defensibility of a bidding process calls for a three-pillar strategy aimed at addressing the following due diligence requirements: (i) managing mandatories through the use of clear threshold eligibility requirements; (ii) integrating rated requirements so [...]

Supreme Court of India Rejects Judicial Review in Land Tender

By Paul Emanuelli In its April 2014 decision in Rishi Kiran Logistics Ltd. v. Board of Trust of Kandla Port, the Supreme Court of India dismissed a legal challenge flowing out of the government’s decision to cancel a public tender [...]

Turkey’s Government Seizes Control of Military Procurement Amid Corruption Scandal

A report in Defence News states that the Turkish government is claiming greater civilian control over military procurement while fighting a two-front war against a growing corruption scandal: ANKARA — Though embattled by recent corruption scandals, the Turkish government continues [...]

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China Makes New WTO Offer, But Are Its Suppliers Ready to Go Global?

A story in reports that China recently tabled its fourth formal offer since 2007 in its bid to join the World Trade Organization. Quoting a government official at the Ministry of Finance, the report underscores the size of China's domestic public procurement market: BEIJING, [...]

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Kazakhstan Centralized Procurement in Bid to Reduce Corruption and Increase Control

A Trend bulletin reports that the Kazakhstan government has established a central procurement authority to reduce procurement-related corruption and increase the government's control over procurement: The creation of such a body is envisaged by the draft law on amendments and [...]

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Turkey Under Fire Over Failure to Implement WTO Transparency Standards

A recent World Bulletin report notes that Turkey is facing ongoing criticism for failing to line up recent reforms to its procurement statutes with the international standards established under the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Government Procurement: The Turkish government [...]

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