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Open Tendering and Sole-Sourcing

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions [...]

Public Institutions Face Flurry of Unfair Advantage Disputes

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Recent years have witnessed a rapid proliferation in the number of bid disputes dealing with conflict of interest and unfair [...]

The US Federal Regime: A Bid Protest Case Study

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 September 2018 report entitled Government Contract Bid Protests: Analysis of Legal Processes and Recent Developments the United States [...]

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 [...]

Audit Recommends Tracking Award Timeframes

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 June 2018 report entitled DOD Should Develop a Strategy for Assessing Contract Award Time Frames, the U.S. Government [...]

US Bid Protest Study Recommends Better Debriefings

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In a 2018 study sponsored by the United States Congress entitled Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements, [...]

Services Outside Scope of Original Contract

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 March 2018 decision in Western Pilot Service, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) ruled that the Department of [...]

GAO Orders Redraft of Restrictive Tanker Specifications

By Paul Emanuelli In its November 2017 decision in Global SuperTanker Services, LLC., the GAO ordered the redraft of a solicitation after finding that the government was unable to defend the challenged specifications. The case dealt with an RFP for [...]