Canadian Law Series – Legal Foundations: Seminar with SCMA British Columbia

Featuring the most popular critical legal trends covered in the 4th edition of his standard-setting Government Procurement textbook, the legal foundations covered in Paul Emanuelli’s Canadian Law Series include the main administrative and commercial law duties and remedies that apply [...]

Newsreel for 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 [...]

Global Newsreel for August 6, 2018

Canadian Sole-Sourcing "Emergency", New Batch of Lawsuits, and Billions of Extra Costs in BC By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a new case note by Anna Krol of the Procurement Law Office on another CFTA [...]

Global Newsreel for 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 [...]

Bid Accepted Notwithstanding Missing Project Schedule

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. In its May 2017 decision in Maglio Installations Ltd. v. Castlegar (City), the British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed a claim by a losing bidder after finding [...]

Court of Appeal Upholds Summary Dismissal of Invalid Bid

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. In its April 2016 decision in True Construction Ltd. v. Kamloops (City), the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s summary dismissal of a [...]

Court of Appeal Dismisses Claim by Non-Compliant Bidder

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. In its December 2015 decision in M.G. Logging and Sons Ltd. v. British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed a losing bidder’s lost profit [...]

Spending Audit Blasts BC’s Alleged Health Savings

According to a report in the Prince George Citizen, the BC Auditor General found that the province's health agency was unable to substantiate the $230 million in alleged cost savings it claimed to have achieved through its procurement consolidation exercise: VICTORIA [...]