Global Newsreel March 18, 2019

OECD Reviews Canada in Wake of SNC-Lavalin Scandal, SNC-Lavalin Wins Major Deal with City of Ottawa, and Jamaica Revamps Procurement Regime By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This week’s newsreel covers an OECD investigation into Canada’s federal interference scandal, Ottawa council’s [...]

Auditor Calls for Intervention Due to Compliance Complacency

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase.  In Report of the Auditor General – 2017 Volume I, the Auditor General of New Brunswick found that the New [...]

Launching Our Sunshine State Campaign

After years of successful operations across Canada and the Caribbean, and following our January 2018 launch into New York State, The Procurement Office is pleased to announce the latest phase of our ongoing expansion into the United States with our [...]

Tribunal Rules on Passive Assessments of Written Submissions

By Anna Krol In its March 2018 determination in AirClean Systems Canada v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) dealt with a challenge to the assessment of public health and safety criteria [...]

Orbidder: First-Year Update [Recording Available]

From federal institutions to public agencies, from municipalities to education- and health-sector entities, our Orbidder system is now spanning six times zones across North America and serving public institutions at all levels of government. Join our first-year anniversary webinar to [...]

Buyer Beware of Piggybacking and Onboarding

Related Webinar: Building a Better Framework for Open Procurement By Paul Emanuelli (This article was published in the June 2018 edition of Purchasing B2B magazine.) The days of public institutions [...]

Managing Fair Evaluations – NY State Feature

By Paul Emanuelli Fair evaluations are a core requirement of the public tendering process. Featuring a series of bid protest determinations from the New York Office of the State Comptroller, this session will provide key insights for purchasing professionals across [...]

Re-Evaluation Ordered Due to Flawed Pricing in Bid

By Paul Emanuelli In its June 2017 decision in Red River Computer Company, Inc., the GAO ordered a re-evaluation after finding inconsistencies in the competing price offers. The case dealt with a Request for Quotations for enterprise-wide computing and cloud [...]

Bid Accepted Notwithstanding Missing Project Schedule

By Paul Emanuelli In its May 2017 decision in Maglio Installations Ltd. v. Castlegar (City), the British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed a claim by a losing bidder after finding that a competing bid was compliant and capable of acceptance. The [...]

Launching Our Empire State Campaign

After years of successful operations across Canada and the Caribbean, The Procurement Office is pleased to announce our expansion into the United States with our 2018 Empire State Campaign. This new initiative features the best of our well-established procurement services, [...]