Bid Protest

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 [...]

Global Newsreel February 4, 2019

Former SNC Head Pleads Guilty in Corruption Scandal, Calls for SNC’s Debarment From Federal Contracts, and Chamber Calls for Depoliticized Tendering in Trinidad By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock In this week’s newsreel the former head of SNC Lavalin pleads guilty in a [...]

Global Newsreel September 17, 2018

Unit Price Omission Renders Bid Non-Compliant and Mexican Telcos in Bid Protest Standoff Over Pemex Award By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel includes a Legal Update by Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol on a recent lost profit [...]

Government Told to Bolster Debriefs in COI Dispute

By: Anna Krol In its May 2018 determination in Renaissance Aeronautics Associates Inc., the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) dismissed allegations of conflict of interest while noting that the government could have avoided the bid dispute by being more [...]

Global Newsreel Update – July 30, 2018

New CFTA Ruling By CITT, Sole-Sourcing Controversies, and Taxpayer Savings in Idaho By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a case note by Procurement Law Office Legal Counsel Anna Krol on a new ruling under the Canadian [...]

Tribunal Says Be Upfront About Bid-Protest Rights

By Anna Krol In its March 2018 determination in Vantage Painting Ltd. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) issued one if its first rulings under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (the [...]

Comptroller General Overturns Award Due to Conflict

By Paul Emanuelli In its September 2017 determination in Re Transportation Resources Associates Inc., the New York Comptroller General’s Office struck down a contract award after finding that a bidder was improperly permitted to substitute a subcontractor that was in [...]

Managing Fair Evaluations [Recording Available]

Fair evaluations are a core requirement of the public tendering process. Featuring a series of bid protest determinations from the New York Office of the State Comptroller, this session will provide key insights for purchasing professionals across all jurisdictions on [...]