Direct Award

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 [...]

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 [...]

GAO Orders Retender After Improper Cancellation

By Paul Emanuelli In its January 2017 decision in Walker Development & Trading Group, Inc., the GAO found that the government failed to provide proper reasons for the cancellation of a tendering process. The complainant brought a challenge after responding [...]

Tribunal Rejects Biased Criteria Claim in De-Icing Tender

In two related January 2012 determinations indexed as Almon Equipment Limited v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal rejected an unsuccessful bidder’s unfair advantage complaints. The first complaint, in which the bidder claimed that [...]