direct contract award

The Rising Tide of Sole-Sourcing Challenges

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 [...]

Court Reviews City’s Sole-Source Decision

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 2011 judgment in Friends of Lansdowne Inc. v. Ottawa (City), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice rejected [...]

Canadian Government Loses Direct Award Challenges

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 [...]