Global Newsreel March 18, 2019

OECD Reviews Canada in Wake of SNC-Lavalin Scandal, SNC-Lavalin Wins Major Deal with City of Ottawa, and Jamaica Revamps Procurement Regime By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This week’s newsreel covers an OECD investigation into Canada’s federal interference scandal, Ottawa council’s [...]

Global Newsreel February 25, 2019

New Brunswick Fights Back Against Negative Audit, Western Canada Expands Bid Protest Mechanism, and Kenyan Garbage Tender Under Fire For Anomalies By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock In this week’s newsreel, New Brunswick fights back against a negative audit report, Western [...]

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 August 27, 2018

Award Struck Down Due to Non-Compliant Bid and Canada Sidelined as US-Mexico NAFTA Talks Go Into Overtime By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a new Legal Update by Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol on [...]

Global Newsreel Update – July 16, 2018

Bid-Rigging Intrigues in New York State and High-Cost Cushions at Canada's Mexican Embassy By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler In this week’s news we’re tracking more bid-rigging intrigues in New York State, a land sale audit in British Columbia, calls [...]

Global Newsreel Update – July 3, 2018

Trump's views on Canadian military procurement and South Africa's new open tendering system By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week our media monitoring team is following the impact of Trump’s intransigence on Canadian military procurement, spending scandals in Gatineau, [...]

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 – April 9, 2018

Charges Laid in Mississippi Bid Rigging Scheme and Government Staff Arrested on Train Tender Corruption Allegations in Estonia By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of charges being laid in a Mississippi bid [...]

Contractor Sentenced For Role in Australian Conspiracy

By Paul Emanuelli In its November 2017 decision in The Queen v. Salter, the Supreme Court of Victoria sentenced a contractor to four years and five months in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving government contracts. The [...]

Why Too Much Transparency Can Lead to Collusion

By Julia Mills Bid-rigging and collusion are risks every organization that engages in competitive bidding faces, and as such, it is vital that organizations develop and institute awareness, prevention and detection measures, including considering how much of their bidding process [...]