Newsreel August 19, 2019

Trudeau Broke Conflict Rules in SNC-Lavalin Affair, PM “Takes Responsibility” for Ethics Violation, and Puerto Rico Plagued by Hurricane Contract Issues By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s newsreel, Canada’s PM breaks the federal conflict law, Australia plays catch-up on [...]

Newsreel 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 [...]

US Newsreel July 29, 2019

Microsoft Fined $8.7 Million USD in Hungarian Bid-Rigging Case, Trade War Sparks Mass Exodus from China, and Annapolis Mayor Introduces Municipal Procurement Code By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s newsreel, Microsoft is fined in a Hungarian bid-rigging and bribery [...]

Newsreel July 22, 2019

Political Interference in Pentagon Cloud Protest, Oracle Loses Bid Protest Over $10 Billion Cloud Deal, and China Considers Opening Doors to Foreign Bids By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s newsreel, lawmakers lobby for presidential interference in a Pentagon bid [...]

Applying Global Standards to Local Purchasing

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In the world of public procurement, there is little left that is truly local. While a public institution may operate [...]

Recent Cases Show a Rise in Procedural Remedies

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In most rule-of-law jurisdictions, losing bidders can bring bid protest challenges against government institutions and seek procedural remedies that can [...]

Contract A Lost Profit Claims: A Global Analysis

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In most countries, public institutions are subject, to a larger or lesser degree, to bid protest challenges based on statutory [...]

Buyer Beware of Piggybacking and Onboarding

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. The days of public institutions engaging in non-transparent contract award practices under supplier lists, prequalification rosters, and vendor-of-record arrangements are [...]

Open Tendering and Sole-Sourcing

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions [...]