Global Newsreel October 29, 2018

Canada Selects Lougheed Martin for Ship Design Deal and Zimbabwe Seeks More Transparency With Procurement Reforms By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock In this week’s newsreel highlights Canada starts negotiations with Lougheed Martin to award the design deal in its [...]

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, [...]

Global Newsreel October 15, 2018

A Featured Position in our Procurement Resource Office and Four Priorities for Canada’s New Procurement Ombudsman By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s Newsreel includes our new Featured Position from the Procurement Resource Office, along with the latest [...]

Global Newsreel September 10, 2018

Tribunal Rules on Posting, Specs, Evaluations, and Debriefs and the Star Candidate in Quebec Contract-Splitting Controversy By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel includes a Legal Update by Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol covering a new CFTA [...]

Global Newsreel Update – July 10, 2018

Report Slams NYC Contract Award Hearings and Canadian and Norwegian Treaties Serve as Brexit Models By: Paul Emanuelli and Julia Mills This week’s stories include a report slamming NYC’s contract award hearings, the aftermath of a botched nuclear deal, a new [...]

Global Newsreel Update – June 4, 2018

Auditor Blames Culture of Denial For Phoenix Boondoggle and Feds Stonewall on Interim Fairness Report in $60 Billion Project By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following more on the Phoenix boondoggle: auditor blames culture of [...]

Global Newsreel Update – 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 [...]

Global Newsreel Update – May 7, 2018

Phoenix Pay System Spending is into the Millions and Non-Transparent Spending in NY is into the Billions By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following New York State's non-transparent spending, more money going into the Phoenix [...]

Buyer Beware: Piggybacking and Onboarding are Sole-Sourcing

By: Paul Emanuelli There is a great deal of confusion about “piggybacking” or “onboarding” and a long legacy of misuse of these practices in the Canadian public procurement industry. You will not find a specific written prohibition in the treaties on [...]