CPPC 2019 Canadian Public Procurement Forum

CPPC is the leading resource for public procurement professionals across Canada continuing to serve and educate our membership, which spans federal, provincial, municipal governments as well as healthcare, academia and crown corporations. This year’s theme is ‘Transitioning to Strategic Procurement’, [...]

Global Newsreel June 10, 2019

Canada Capitulates in F-35 Strategy, Saskatchewan Auditor Slams eHealth Improprieties, and World Bank Debarments Crack Down on Collusion By Paul Emanuelli  In this week’s newsreel, Canada caves to US pressure in the F-35 program, Saskatchewan is slammed for eHealth improprieties, [...]

Debarment Disputes [Recording Available]

While public institutions typically have the right to bar bidders due to poor performance and inappropriate conduct, these disqualification decisions remain subject to legal challenge. This presentation will cover the core rules regulating bidder barring and analyze some recent rulings [...]

Court Grants Injunction Against Debarment

By Paul Emanuelli In its May 2017 decision in Four Seasons Site Development Ltd. v. Toronto (City), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted an injunction against a municipal debarment decision. The applicant was barred from bidding on construction projects [...]

Contractor Barred Under New Jersey “Pay-to-Play” Law

By Paul Emanuelli In its February 2017 decision in Della Pello Paving, Inc. v. New Jersey, the New Jersey Superior Court of Justice – Appellate Division upheld the debarment of a contractor under the state’s “pay-to-play” law. The case dealt [...]