Flawed Milestone Mapping Leads to Project Failure

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 2019 report entitled The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s Administration of the Biometric Identification Services Project, the Australian National [...]

Hot Launching Major Projects [Recording Available]

Getting what you need, on budget, on time, and by the rules, is harder than it looks, especially when major projects are involved. This presentation will explain how to integrate design-planning, project management and business process mapping into your procurement [...]

Procurement Resourcing Strategies Part I – Filling the Resource Gap [Recording Available]

From navigating institutional governance to executing major projects, from leveraging flexible tendering formats to negotiating critical contract details, from managing performance disputes to launching smart procurement technologies, this presentation will cover the seven essential procurement skills purchasing departments should target [...]

Weak Governance in Convention Centre Project

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 February 2013 Inquiry into the Government’s decision to negotiate with SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited for an international convention [...]

Audit Calls for Better Co-Ordination of IT Projects

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 2010 report, the Alberta Auditor General included a section entitled “Athabasca University – IT Governance, Strategic Planning [...]

Audit Finds Tax Authority Breached Spending Rules

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 2010 annual report, the Ontario Auditor General found that the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the government body established [...]

Post-Award Scope Increases Ruled 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. While directly awarded contracts have long been a source of controversy in government procurement, another lesser known form of improper [...]

Statute Creates Five-Year Ban for Ethics Breaches

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Kenya’s Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 established a number of statutory offences aimed at regulating ethics in government procurement. [...]