New Trains Fail to Meet Accessibility Standards

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 December 2018 final report, the New Generation Rollingstock Train, the Commission of Inquiry found that the Queensland government [...]

Leveraging the Seven Laws of Interpretation

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. This section discusses how the following seven interpretive principles can help you enhance the structure and content of your procurement [...]

Adopting Professional Editing Practices

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Maintaining consistency in your tendering documents won’t just ensure that your solicitations look and sound professional, but will also ensure [...]

Reconciling Plain Language and Technical Precision

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Using plain language in your contract documents isn’t as easy as it sounds. While plain language advocates argue for using [...]

What Are We Buying? The Initial Mapping Statement

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. With all the rules, regulations, and red tape entangling the tendering process, we often spend more time dealing with secondary [...]

Accelerated Procurement: Speed and Precision

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. While purchasers are often called upon to procure at racetrack speed, many institutions continue to employ drafting methods drawn from [...]