Newsreel for November 4, 2019

The US Awards $10 Billion Contract to Microsoft and Awaits Amazon's Protest, Conflicts of Interest Derail Tasmania and US Procurements, and Jamaica Misuses Sole-Sourcing and Emergency Procurement Exceptions By Julia Mills The top stories in public procurement this week [...]

Newsreel for October 21, 2019

Alberta Crown Corporation Under Fire for Lack of Transparency, Ontario Launches Portal for Unsolicited Proposals, and Bermuda Tries to Offload Boat Sale onto Procurement By Julia Mills The top public procurement stories this week include Alberta's energy 'war room' [...]

Newsreel for September 30, 2019

New Zealand Audits District Health App, Canada Faces More F-35 Woes, and Ontario Shipyard Withdraws Tribunal Complaint By Julia Mills This week's top government procurement stories include an auditor general's report on a health app that went bust, protests [...]

Global Newsreel for 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 [...]

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 for 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]