Open Tendering and Sole-Sourcing

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions [...]

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 for 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 for 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 [...]

Global Newsreel for 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 for 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 [...]

Global Newsreel for 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 [...]

Global Newsreel for 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 [...]

Failure to Plan Cannabis Testing Not an Emergency

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2018 determination in ALS Canada Ltd v. Statistics Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal rendered one of [...]

“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 [...]