Ontario

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, [...]

A Canadian Perspective on Sustainable Procurement

This article was presented at the Transatlantic Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement in New York City, NY in April 2019. Download the presentation here. This discussion offers a Canadian perspective on sustainable public procurement and covers structural barriers to policy implementation and an [...]

Project Tops $1 Billion After Major Scope Changes

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 2012 Annual Report findings in Metrolinx – Regional Transportation Planning, the Auditor General of Ontario found that Metrolinx, [...]

Court Rejects Lost Profit Claim Against Dialogue RFP

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 January 2019 decision in Inzola Group Limited v. City of Brampton, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed [...]

Global Newsreel December 17, 2018

South African Suppliers Call For Local Content Rules, India Applies Local Preference to Auto Tenders, and Bombardier Loses VIA Train Tender By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel includes a New Brunswick case allowing a low-bid bypass for local preference, [...]

Global Newsreel 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 [...]

Audit Finds Politicized Train Station Decisions

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 December 2018 report entitled Metrolinx – GO Station Selection, the Auditor General of Ontario found that the Ontario [...]

Poor Planning Results in High-Cost Project Delays

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 December 2018 report entitled Metrolinx – LRT Construction and Infrastructure Planning, the Auditor General of Ontario found that [...]

Global Newsreel October 29, 2018

Canada Selects Lougheed Martin for Ship Design Deal and Zimbabwe Seeks More Transparency With Procurement Reforms By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock In this week’s newsreel highlights Canada starts negotiations with Lougheed Martin to award the design deal in its [...]

Court Dismisses $150 Million Claim Against NRFP

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 2018 decision in CG Acquisition Inc. v. P1 Consulting Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice summarily [...]