US Newsreel for July 29, 2019

Microsoft Fined $8.7 Million USD in Hungarian Bid-Rigging Case, Trade War Sparks Mass Exodus from China, and Annapolis Mayor Introduces Municipal Procurement Code By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s newsreel, Microsoft is fined in a Hungarian bid-rigging and bribery [...]

Newsreel for July 22, 2019

Political Interference in Pentagon Cloud Protest, Oracle Loses Bid Protest Over $10 Billion Cloud Deal, and China Considers Opening Doors to Foreign Bids By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s newsreel, lawmakers lobby for presidential interference in a Pentagon bid [...]

A Weak Track Record Defending Direct Awards

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. One of the core commitments established in domestic and international procurement treaties is the obligation on public bodies to openly [...]

Audit Recommends Tracking Award Timeframes

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 report entitled DOD Should Develop a Strategy for Assessing Contract Award Time Frames, the U.S. Government [...]

Unit Price Omission Renders Bid Non-Compliant

By: Anna Krol In its May 2018 decision in Coady Construction and Excavating Limited v. Conception Bay South, the Newfoundland Supreme Court awarded lost profit damages due to the acceptance of a non-compliant bid. The case dealt with 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 [...]

Tendering Process Not Over Until Contract is Signed

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 2018 decision in Pennsylvania Department of Human Services v. UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania, Inc., the Commonwealth Court of [...]

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 [...]