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Recurring Delays in Australia’s Military Procurement

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Australia’s military procurement projects have been the subject of multiple audit reports by Australia’s National Audit Office, which have raised [...]

Deadline Ambiguity Triggers Yukon Bid Battle

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 September 2013 decision in Yukon (Department of Highways and Public Works) v. P.S. Sidhu Trucking, the Yukon Territory [...]

Caribbean Projects Fall Under Audit Scrutiny

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 significant increase in the level of audit scrutiny directed at procurement projects in the Caribbean. [...]

Defects, Delays, and Indecision Plague the F-35 Program

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. As the largest procurement project in military history, the United States-led F-35 fighter jet initiative serves as a useful case [...]

Municipality Liable for Consultant’s Drafting Error

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 March 2012 decision in Moorefield Excavating Ltd. v. Arran-Elderslie (Municipality), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice rejected a [...]

Multiple Audits Scrutinize Air Ambulance Services

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. The procurement of air ambulance services has been subject to repeated audit scrutiny across Canada, with reviews of provincial programs [...]

Imprecise Requirements Cause Delays and Overruns

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 April 2010 report, the Alberta Auditor General found that an information technology initiative launched by the Alberta Treasury [...]

Use of And/Or Leads to Legal Liability

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 February 2009 determination in Re MTS Allstream Inc., the Canadian International Trade Tribunal awarded lost profit damages to [...]

Interpretation Lost in Translation

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 July 2008 determination in 144314 Canada Inc./Nexys v. Department of Human Resources and Social Development, the Canadian International [...]

Open-Ended Pricing Structure Sparks Bid Battle

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 January 2008 decision in McConnell Archive Storage Limited v. Belfast City Council, the Northern Ireland High Court of [...]