Global Newsreel November 12, 2018

Canada Moves Ahead with Overbudget Ship and Arachnophobia Costs Thousands By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock This week’s highlights focus Canada's go-ahead on an overbudget Canadian ship project, Florida pulling the plug on an overbudget ferry, Manitoba and Trinidad and property [...]

Global Newsreel November 5, 2018

Canada’s Supreme Court Rules Against Reopening 65-Year Old Contract and the Trans-Pacific Partnership is Ratified By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock This week our media monitoring team was tracking a Canadian court blocking the reopening of a 65-year old [...]

Global Newsreel October 29, 2018

Canada Selects Lougheed Martin for Ship Design Deal and Zimbabwe Seeks More Transparency With Procurement Reforms By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock In this week’s newsreel highlights Canada starts negotiations with Lougheed Martin to award the design deal in its [...]

Launching Our Sunshine State Campaign

After years of successful operations across Canada and the Caribbean, and following our January 2018 launch into New York State, The Procurement Office is pleased to announce the latest phase of our ongoing expansion into the United States with our [...]

Court Rejects Challenge to Women and Minority Owned Preferences

By Paul Emanuelli In its March 2015 decision in David Riggins v. Polk County, the United States Court of Appeals dismissed an equal protection lawsuit launched by a white male who challenged the Polk County bidding procedures that allow women-owned [...]

Court Upholds Rejection of Unbalanced Bids

By Paul Emanuelli In its February 2015 decision in Montana Construction Corp Inc. v. J Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, upheld the Township of Lyndhurst’s rejection of an unbalanced bid. The case [...]

Court Overrules Contractor Suspension for Past Performance

By Paul Emanuelli In its July 1973 decision in White Construction Co. Inc. v. Division of Admin., the Florida Supreme Court overruled the State of Florida’s suspension of a bidder. The case dealt with a Request for Bids issued by [...]

Council’s Low Bid Bypass Struck Down by Court

By Paul Emanuelli In its July 1950 decision in County of Pensacola v. Kirby, the Florida Supreme Court struck down a parking meter maintenance services contract award made by the City of Pensacola. The court found that the City had [...]