Global Newsreel for March 18, 2019

OECD Reviews Canada in Wake of SNC-Lavalin Scandal, SNC-Lavalin Wins Major Deal with City of Ottawa, and Jamaica Revamps Procurement Regime By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This week’s newsreel covers an OECD investigation into Canada’s federal interference scandal, Ottawa council’s [...]

Global Newsreel for 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 [...]

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  This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Spring 2016 Top Ten Global Newsreel

By Paul Emanuelli 1. Vietnam Set to Purchase US F-16s Vietnam is poised to procure new US fighter jets. Defense News reports that with “the lifting of the US arms embargo to Vietnam, a US defense industry source indicates Hanoi [...]

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 [...]