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Open Tendering and Sole-Sourcing

Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions that bypass open tendering and engage in direct contract awards bear the onus of justifying those contracting decisions in the [...]

Public Institutions Face Flurry of Unfair Advantage Disputes

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Recent years have witnessed a rapid proliferation in the number of bid disputes dealing with conflict of interest and unfair [...]

Global Newsreel January 14, 2019

Judge Rules For Brampton in $28.5 Million Lost Profit Lawsuit, New California Governor Calls for Faster Procurement, and Small Incumbent Cut Out of Large Retender By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This week’s newsreel includes an Ontario court decision for Brampton [...]

Global Newsreel September 10, 2018

Tribunal Rules on Posting, Specs, Evaluations, and Debriefs and the Star Candidate in Quebec Contract-Splitting Controversy By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel includes a Legal Update by Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol covering a new CFTA [...]

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 [...]

Global Newsreel September 3, 2018

Tribunal Dismisses Post-Award Complaint and Cuomo Blasted Over Pay-to-Play Allegations By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel includes a Legal Update by Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol covering a new CFTA ruling that dismissed a post-award contract complaint on [...]

Global Newsreel August 20, 2018

Premature Award Disclosure Prompts Compensation Order and Changes to The Construction Lien Act By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a new case note by legal counsel Anna Krol covering a compensation order against the Canadian [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Global Newsreel Update – 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 [...]