Newsreel for September 30, 2019

New Zealand Audits District Health App, Canada Faces More F-35 Woes, and Ontario Shipyard Withdraws Tribunal Complaint By Julia Mills This week's top government procurement stories include an auditor general's report on a health app that went bust, protests [...]

Canada and Global Newsreel for July 8, 2019

Service New Brunswick Shows Procurement Leadership, F-35 Steals the Show in Quebec, and Australian Auditors Take Aim on IT Projects By Paul Emanuelli  In this week’s newsreel, New Brunswick leads the way in procurement innovation, the F-35 steals the [...]

The Art of Tendering: Seminar with SCMA Saskatchewan

Featuring new content from Paul Emanuelli’s forthcoming new book The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, this program will cover the most important issues facing public procurement professionals with a focus on how domestic and global trends are [...]

The Art of Tendering: Seminar with The Government of British Columbia

Featuring new content from Paul Emanuelli’s forthcoming new book The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, this program will cover the most important issues facing public procurement professionals with a focus on how domestic and global trends are [...]

RCMP Breaks Rules with Gun Purchasing

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 Report 5—Equipping Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police of the 2019 Spring Reports of the Auditor General [...]

The Art of Tendering: Seminar with SCMA BC

Featuring new content from Paul Emanuelli’s forthcoming new book The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, this program will cover the most important issues facing public procurement professionals with a focus on how domestic and global trends are [...]

Jamaica Sets Standard for Transparent Price-Evaluation Formulas

By Paul Emanuelli When bids are evaluated on the basis of price alone for a single price category, the assessment of the low bid is typically a straightforward exercise. However, this process becomes more complex when there are multiple pricing [...]

Post-Award Scope Increases Contravene Treaty Duties

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. While directly awarded contracts have long been a source of controversy in government procurement, another lesser known form of improper sole-sourcing involves the post-award expansion of [...]

Federal Court Says Conflict Rules Go Without Saying

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. In its December 2007 determination in Serco Facilities Management Inc. v. Defence Construction Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that the government breached the Agreement [...]