Audit Calls for Improvements in Reverse Auctions

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 July 2018 report entitled Additional Guidance Could Help Increase Benefits and Reduce Fees, the U.S. Government Accountability Office [...]

Court Rejects Attempt to Disrupt Reverse Auctions

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 July 2018 decision in SRLC Limited v. The National Health Service Commissioning Board (NHS England), the Technology and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Improper Framework Agreement Extension Ruled a Sole-Source

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

Lack of Evaluation Records Fatal to Compliance

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 July 2010 decision in Almon Equipment Ltd. v. Canada (Attorney General), the Federal Court of Appeal struck down [...]