Global Newsreel October 22, 2018

Manitoba Launches Review of Project Cost Overruns and the OPP to Procure Roadside Drug Test Kits By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock This week’s newsreel features the latest stories from the world of procurement, including a Manitoba cost overrun review, [...]

Electronic Reverse Auctions [Recording Available]

As discussed in our 2020 Vision: A Cayman Case Study, electronic reverse auctions represent the cutting edge of using procurement automation to achieve cost savings. With reference to leading practices in Europe, the U.K. and the U.S., this presentation will [...]

Court Adopts Implied Criteria and Causal Connection Tests

By Paul Emanuelli In its December 2017 decision in European Union Intellectual Property Office v. European Dynamics Luxembourg SA, the European Court of Justice overturned a lower court ruling that found a government body liable for relying on unstated sub-criteria [...]

Canada and Europe Ratify CETA

By Paul Emanuelli In February 2017, after prior consultations with its constituent members, the European Parliament approved the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”). After the terms of the CETA were negotiated, and while that treaty was undergoing its complex ratification [...]

Court Strikes Down Latvian Sub-Agreement Requirement

By Paul Emanuelli In its January 2016 decision in Ostas celtnieks SIA v. Talsu novada pašvaldība, the European Court of Justice ruled that a Latvian municipality’s requirement that contractors enter into prescribed cooperation agreements with their subcontractors was unnecessarily restrictive [...]

Court Upholds Subcontractor Debarment in Italian Tender

By Paul Emanuelli In its September 2017 decision in Casertana Costruzioni Srl v. Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Italian transportation ministry properly rejected a bidder for naming a barred subcontractor in [...]

Introducing the New Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

By Paul Emanuelli (extracted from the fourth edition of Paul Emanuelli’s Government Procurement textbook) In February 2017, after prior consultations with its constituent members, the European Parliament approved the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”), with the effective date within Canada scheduled [...]

Irish Court Lifts Injunction on Transmission Line Tender

By Paul Emanuelli In its February 2016 judgment in Powerteam Electrical Services Limited v. The Electricity Supply Board, the High Court of Ireland lifted a stop-award order on a transmission line services tender after finding that further contract award delays [...]

Irish Court Orders More Detailed Evaluation Reasons

By Paul Emanuelli In its February 2016 judgment in RPS Consulting Engineers Limited v. Kildare County Council, the High Court of Ireland ordered a municipality to provide detailed evaluation reasons in an engineering consulting tender. The court rejected the standardform [...]

Court Awards £100 Million in “Fudged” Nuclear Bid Evaluation

By Paul Emanuelli While there were many notable contenders, the July 2016 decision in the U.K.’s Energy Solutions EU Limited v. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is the clear winner as our pick for case of the year in 2016. The complex [...]