Treaty Compliance: Rebooting Public Sector Procurement with SCMAO

We are pleased to announce that Paul Emanuelli will be presenting a two-day workshop on the trade treaties in Toronto, Ontario, September 10-11, 2018. This seminar will survey leading Tribunal case studies dealing with the trade treaty duties that now [...]

“Single-Source Emergency” Struck Down By Tribunal

By: Anna Krol In it’s June 2018 determination in ALS Canada Ltd. v. Statistics Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal struck down a sole-source since reasonable alternatives existed for the government’s mandatory technical requirement and no extreme urgency existed for [...]

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 [...]

Canada and Europe Ratify CETA

By Paul Emanuelli In February 2017, after prior consultations with its constituent members, the European Parliament approved the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”). After the terms of the CETA were negotiated, and while that treaty was undergoing its complex ratification [...]

Complying with the New Trade Treaties: Rebooting Public Sector Procurement with SCMA BC

We are pleased to announce an upcoming session of Complying with the New Trade Treaties: Rebooting Public Procurement, taught by Paul Emanuelli through the Supply Chain Management Association of British Columbia (SCMA BC), on January 11-12, 2018.  This seminar is essential [...]

Treaty Compliance: Rebooting Public Sector Procurement with CPPC

We are pleased to announce an upcoming session of Treaty Compliance: Rebooting Public Sector Procurement, taught by Paul Emanuelli at the pre-forum portion of the Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC) forum Innovation in Public Procurement on November 5.  This seminar is essential training for procurement [...]

Complying with the New Trade Treaties: Rebooting Public Sector Procurement at the APPA Conference

Our newest seminar,Complying with the New Trade Treaties, will be offered at the Atlantic Public Purchasing Association ("APPA") annual conference in Saint John, NB, on October 18-19, 2017.  This seminar is essential training for procurement professionals practicing in the public sector and [...]

Mobilizing Coast-to-Coast Bid Dispute Defence Teams

From sole-source challenges, to allegations of biased specifications, to debriefing disputes and unfair process claims, Canada’s new trade treaties have opened new avenues of legal challenge against public institutions at all levels of government. Given these increased risks, your organization [...]