Tribunal Rules on Posting, Specs, Evaluations, and Debriefs

By: Anna Krol In its April 2018 determination in Vintage Designing Co. v. Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal elaborated on some of the new trade treaty requirements under the CFTA by ruling on a series of [...]

Enhanced Consensus Scoring: Implementing Lessons Learned

Related Publication: A related article on this topic was published in the June 2017 issue of Purchasing B2B magazine. Click here or on the image to view or download the one-page PDF article. In recent years, group [...]

Ten Critical Defects in Nuclear Bid Evaluation

The July 2016 U.K. decision in Energy Solutions EU Limited v. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority serves as an excellent case study highlighting the common pitfalls present in managing group evaluation processes in procurement projects. It exposes the systemic defects in industry [...]

Sketchy Evaluation Records Result in Re-Bid Order

By Paul Emanuelli In its April 2016 decision in Deloitte Consulting, LLP, the GAO ordered a re-evaluation in the context of a management support services RFP after finding that the government had failed to properly assess the winning bidder’s past [...]

Poor Evaluation Records Result in Re-Evaluation Order

By Paul Emanuelli In its January 2016 decision in Castro & Company, LLC, the GAO ordered a re-evaluation in the context of an RFQ for internal controls support services on the grounds that the government had failed to maintain proper [...]

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 [...]

New Zealand Court Strikes Down Contract Award Due to Flawed Evaluation

By Paul Emanuelli In its July 2015 decision in Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand v. Attorney General, the High Court of New Zealand struck down a contract award after finding flaws in the government’s evaluation and award process. The [...]

Data Centre Tender Triggers Multiple Bid Complaints

By Paul Emanuelli In the fall of 2014, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a trilogy of interrelated determinations in CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc. v. Canada Post Corporation. The complaint involved an RFP issued by Canada Post [...]

Inadequate Evaluation Records Breach Transparent Procurement Rules

By Paul Emanuelli  In its January 2014 determination in Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology v. Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development,[1] the Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that the government’s lack of adequate evaluation records adversely impacted [...]