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 [...]

Tribunal Rules on Posting, Specs, Evaluations, and Debriefs

By: Anna Krol In its April 2018 determination in Vintage Designing Co. v. Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal elaborated on some of the new trade treaty requirements under the CFTA by ruling on a series of [...]

Tribunal Dismisses Post-Award Complaint

By: Anna Krol In its March 2018 determination in Atlantic Catch Data Ltd. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal dismissed a complaint about a personnel change which occurred after the award of the [...]

Global Newsreel August 13, 2018

Government Told to Bolster Debriefs in COI Dispute and Oracle Files Bid Protest Over $10 Billion Cloud RFP By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a CFTA case note by Anna Krol of the Procurement Law [...]

Award Struck Down Due to Non-Compliant Bid

By: Anna Krol In its May 2018 determination Dynamic Engineering Inc. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal struck down a contract award after determining that the government improperly awarded a contract to a non-compliant [...]

“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 [...]

Global Newsreel Update – July 30, 2018

New CFTA Ruling By CITT, Sole-Sourcing Controversies, and Taxpayer Savings in Idaho By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a case note by Procurement Law Office Legal Counsel Anna Krol on a new ruling under the Canadian [...]

Tribunal Says Be Upfront About Bid-Protest Rights

By Anna Krol In its March 2018 determination in Vantage Painting Ltd. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) issued one if its first rulings under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (the [...]

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 [...]