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, [...]

Building a Better Framework for Open and Fair Competition

This 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.  The full report and [...]

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 [...]

Local Preference in Public Purchasing: Risks and Recommendations

By Paul Emanuelli In the heat of the recent economic crisis, the issue of local preference (i.e. giving preferential treatment to local suppliers over other suppliers as a means of using public spending to create or protect local jobs) has [...]

Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Liable For Internal Approval Mishaps

By Paul Emanuelli Establishing clear contract approval and award protocols is essential to good governance in the procurement process. The following cases provide examples of how legal liability can turn on the failure to proper manage this key aspect of [...]

House of Commons Sued over Undisclosed “Buy British” Policy

By Paul Emanuelli In its October 1999 judgment in Harmon CFEM Facades (UK) Ltd. v. The Corporate Office of the House of Commons, the England and Wales High Court (Technology and Construction Court) found that the Corporate Office of the [...]