USA Newsreel for July 2, 2019

Amazon Counters Oracle Bid Protest in Cloud Dispute, US Supreme Court Backs Confidential Business Information, and Trump and Trudeau Seal Trade Deal By Paul Emanuelli  In this week’s newsreel, Amazon launches a counter-attack against Oracle’s bid protest, the US Supreme [...]

Failure to Maintain Records Prompts Sanctions

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. As evidenced by recent bid dispute rulings and audit reviews, public institutions are coming under increasing scrutiny regarding their record-keeping [...]

Disclosure Risks a Global Procurement Issue

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. As evidenced by the number of lawsuits in the area, a purchasing institution’s disclosure duties during a tendering process continue [...]

Government Fails to Define Child Care Standards

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2019 report entitled Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care, the Auditor [...]

Audit Finds Flawed Change Order Practices

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2019 report entitled Phase Two: Construction Contract Change Management Controls Should Be Strengthened, the Toronto Auditor [...]

New Zealand Doubles Down on Audit Oversight

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. The New Zealand Auditor-General has developed a multi-year plan to review government procurement practices. In its June 2018 Annual [...]

Audit Finds Bad Bridge Maintenance Practices

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its May 2019 performance audit entitled Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal: Selection and Quality Management of Bridge Projects in [...]

City Contractor Submits False Work Logs

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its April 2019 report entitled Ensuring Value for Money for Tree Maintenance Services, the Toronto Auditor concluded that [...]