Framework Agreements

Co-Operative Purchasing at a Crossroads

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. With fiscal cliffs looming on the horizon, public institutions are attempting to leverage their group purchasing power through federal standing [...]

Audit Calls for Improvements to City Frameworks

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 October 2017 report entitled Obtaining the Best Value Through the Use of Vendor Rosters, the Toronto Auditor General’s [...]

U.K. Court Rejects “Out-of-Scope” Claim in Framework Agreement Dispute

By Paul Emanuelli In its June 2015 decision in Medicure Ltd v. The Minister for the Cabinet Office, the England and Wales High Court of Justice (Technology and Construction Court) rejected a supplier’s claim that the government was engaging in [...]

Improper Framework Agreement Extension Ruled a Sole-Source

By Paul Emanuelli In its January 2014 determination in Knowledge Circle Learning Services Inc. v. Department of Health, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that the extension of standing offers beyond the originally contemplated term constituted an inappropriate sole source [...]