Global Newsreel for May 6, 2019

Feds Backtrack on Defence Procurement Media Bans, Names Revealed in SNC-Lavalin Illegal Election Financing Scheme, and Ghana Launches eProcurement System By Paul Emanuelli  This week’s newsreel features a federal reversal on the military media ban, more stories on the SNC-Lavalin [...]

Global Newsreel for April 8, 2019

Trudeau Leverages Libel Laws Against Opposition in SNC-Lavalin Scandal, SNC-Lavalin to Sell 10% Stake in Highway 407 to Pay Debts, and Singapore’s Debarment Practices Come Under Scrutiny By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This weeks newsreel features more SNC-Lavalin-related news, while [...]

Global Newsreel for March 18, 2019

OECD Reviews Canada in Wake of SNC-Lavalin Scandal, SNC-Lavalin Wins Major Deal with City of Ottawa, and Jamaica Revamps Procurement Regime By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This week’s newsreel covers an OECD investigation into Canada’s federal interference scandal, Ottawa council’s [...]

Global Newsreel for December 10, 2018

Ontario Audit Questions Waterfront Toronto RFP, Risk of “Raw Deal” in Military Sole-Sourcing, and CARICOM Portal Opens Bidding Across Caribbean By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel highlights include audit concerns over advanced disclosures and tight bid timeframes in Waterfront [...]

Global Newsreel for November 19, 2018

California High-Speed Rail Billions Over Budget, Britain Faces Recession Due to Brexit Gamble and Whistleblowing Leads to Nepotism Termination By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock This week’s newsreel features presentation slides on The Five Inherent Risk Factors that kick off [...]

Global Newsreel for 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 [...]

Lack of Proper Oversight in Jamaica’s St. Ann Parish

By Paul Emanuelli In its November 2017 Special Report on St. Ann Municipal Corporation Contracts, Jamaica’s Contractor General found widespread contracting irregularities in Jamaica’s St. Ann Parish. The report found an absence of bid evaluation records, the lack of records [...]

Flawed Award Records Breach Jamaica’s Procurement Rules

By Paul Emanuelli In its March 2017 Special Report on Jamaica 50 Celebration Activities, Jamaica’s Contractor General found that government officials breached government procurement rules when they failed to maintain proper contract award records. The report dealt with multiple contract [...]

Court Upholds Rejection of Incumbent’s Late Bid

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 2004 decision in Moores Air Express Services Limited v. The Postmaster General, the Supreme Court of Jamaica upheld [...]