Big-Firm Bias and State-Sponsored Monopolies

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. The now firmly entrenched prohibitions against local supplier preference and contract splitting, coupled with the administrative convenience of managing fewer [...]

Global Newsreel June 3, 2019

Senate Sole-Sources Accessibility Ushers, SNC-Lavalin Ordered to Trial on Libyan Bribery Allegations, and Trump’s Mexican Tariffs Threaten New NAFTA By Paul Emanuelli  This week’s newsreel features the latest Senate spending scandal, SNC-Lavalin is ordered to trial on Libyan bribery allegations, [...]

Global Newsreel December 3, 2018

Trinidad Completes Offshore Oil Project, Trade Deal Means No VIA Local Preference for Bombardier, and Architects Question Ghana’s Cathedral Project By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features the latest stories from the world of procurement, including a new offshore [...]

Spring 2016 Top Ten Global Newsreel

By Paul Emanuelli 1. Vietnam Set to Purchase US F-16s Vietnam is poised to procure new US fighter jets. Defense News reports that with “the lifting of the US arms embargo to Vietnam, a US defense industry source indicates Hanoi [...]

Procurement Office Paper Tabled in Yukon Legislature

A research paper prepared by Paul Emanuelli in support of the Yukon Procurement Panel Advisory Report entitled “Building a Better Framework for Open and Fair Competition” was recently tabled in the Yukon legislature for public release. As reported by NationalTalk, [...]

Student Transportation Competitive Procurement Review Report

This 2015 Student Transportation Competitive Procurement Review Report was prepared by a panel appointed by the Ontario Ministry of Education consisting of the Hon. Colin L. Campbell, Q.C., Paul Emanuelli, and Leo Gotlieb, and provides a review of recent student transportation [...]

Court Overrules Cabinet’s Hidden Local Preference

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 decision in Kencor Holdings Ltd. v. Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench held that the government could not rely [...]