Newsreel for July 22, 2019

Political Interference in Pentagon Cloud Protest, Oracle Loses Bid Protest Over $10 Billion Cloud Deal, and China Considers Opening Doors to Foreign Bids By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s newsreel, lawmakers lobby for presidential interference in a Pentagon bid [...]

Applying Global Standards to Local Purchasing

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In the world of public procurement, there is little left that is truly local. While a public institution may operate [...]

The Rising Tide of Sole-Sourcing Challenges

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions [...]

Tribunal Strikes Down Timing for Alternate Product Testing

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. In its November 2016 determination in Springcrest Inc. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, a dispute over a frigate pump RFP, the Canadian International [...]

Government Uses Flawed Framework Agreement Process

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. In its August 2016 determination in The Access Information Agency Inc. v. Department of Global Affairs, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that the government had [...]

Tribunal Strikes Down National Security Bypass

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. In its August 2016 determination in M.D. Charlton Co. Ltd. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that the [...]

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 [...]

Supreme Court of India Upholds Selective Submarine Tender

By Paul Emanuelli In its January 2016 decision in Union of India v. HBL Nife Power Systems Ltd., the Supreme Court of India rejected a challenge to a restricted tendering process run by the government for the acquisition of navy [...]

New York Supreme Court Rejects Incumbent Challenge

By Paul Emanuelli In its August 2015 decision in Airport Mart, Inc. v. Westchester County, the New York Supreme Court dismissed the legal challenge of an incumbent airport concession contractor. Rather than extending the existing lease, the county had initiated [...]

California Court of Appeal Upholds Sole-Source Decision

By Paul Emanuelli In its June 2015 decision in Michael Weinstein v. County of Los Angeles, the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial decision that had struck down a municipal sole-source contract award for health care support services. The [...]