Global Newsreel Update – July 23, 2018

Canadian Tribunal Rules on Passive Assessments of Written Submissions and US Leads World in Purchase of Slave Labour Goods By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a new case note by Procurement Law Office Legal Counsel Anna [...]

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 10, 2018

Report Slams NYC Contract Award Hearings and Canadian and Norwegian Treaties Serve as Brexit Models By: Paul Emanuelli and Julia Mills This week’s stories include a report slamming NYC’s contract award hearings, the aftermath of a botched nuclear deal, a new [...]

Global Newsreel Update – June 11, 2018

Purging of Procurement Heads in Kenya and a Former PA Official Charged with Bribery By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following the mass purge of Procurement Heads in Kenya, a former PA official charged [...]

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 – May 28, 2018

Thousands of Dead People Listed as Doing Business with the South African Government and a Former Detroit Traffic Controller Charged in $5 Million Kickback Scheme By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following the finding of [...]

Buyer Beware: Piggybacking and Onboarding are Sole-Sourcing

By: Paul Emanuelli There is a great deal of confusion about “piggybacking” or “onboarding” and a long legacy of misuse of these practices in the Canadian public procurement industry. You will not find a specific written prohibition in the treaties on [...]

Trade Winds Expanding Open Public Procurement

By Paul Emanuelli The following article was published in the April 2018 issue of Purchasing B2B magazine.  With the US threatening to build a wall, tear down the NAFTA and start trade wars with China, the UK heading into a [...]

Global Newsreel Update – April 2, 2018

Canada Sued for Lost Profits and Poland Signs $4.75 Billion Deal By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of Canada being sued for lost profits by Indian Bidders, Poland signing $4.75 billion defence system deal and [...]

Global Newsreel Update – March 12, 2018

Canadian Government needs more money for bid evaluations, India adopts reverse auction and the cost of being a Google City By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of the $54 million the [...]