Newsreel for January 6, 2020

Canada Accepts Search and Rescue Plane Amid Manual Issue, Las Vegas Mayor Facing Bid-Rigging and Fraud Charges, and Ontario Auditor General Probes LRT Costs by Bethany Pentesco This week’s top news stories include Canada accepting search and rescue planes [...]

Audit Recommends More Evaluator Training

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its November 2019 report entitled Audit of Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project Procurement, the City of [...]

P3s Criticized for Secrecy and Fudged Figures

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In her October 2019 Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report entitled Shrouded in Secrecy: The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital [...]

Fairness Monitor Not Decision-Maker or Legal Advisor

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its October 2019 decision in CG Acquisition Inc. v. P1 Consulting Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld [...]

Newsreel for October 7, 2019

Why Canada Keeps Losing the Big Cases, Cayman Proposes Green Energy Reverse Auctions, and Canadian Agency Sole-Sources PR Contract By Julia Mills The top procurement stories this week include a feature on why Canada never wins the big procurement [...]

Court Rejects Regulation of Inter-Bidder Conduct

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its September 2019 decision in LaPrairie Works Inc v. Ledcor Alberta Limited, the Court of Queen’s Bench of [...]

Newsreel for 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 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 [...]

Newsreel for August 6, 2019

Federal NDP Recycles Canadian Content Policies, Manitoba Liberals Push Protectionist Platform, and Rolls Royce Charged with Corruption in India By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s newsreel, the federal NDP recycles Canadian content policies, Manitoba Liberals call for provincial preference [...]