Buyer Beware of Piggybacking and Onboarding

Related Webinar: Building a Better Framework for Open Procurement By Paul Emanuelli (This article was published in the June 2018 edition of Purchasing B2B magazine.) The days of public institutions [...]

Tribunal Strikes Down Timing for Alternate Product Testing

By Paul Emanuelli 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 Trade Tribunal issued a redraft order after finding that the Department [...]

Government Uses Flawed Framework Agreement Process

By Paul Emanuelli 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 used an improper call-up process to secure professional services under a [...]

Tribunal Strikes Down National Security Bypass

By Paul Emanuelli 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 Royal Canadian Mounted Police improperly used a national security exemption in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Inadequate Evaluation Records Breach Transparent Procurement Rules

By Paul Emanuelli  In its January 2014 determination in Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology v. Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development,[1] the Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that the government’s lack of adequate evaluation records adversely impacted [...]

Tribunal Seizes Jurisdiction Due to Post-Award Improprieties

By Paul Emanuelli In its July 2013 determination in ML Wilson Management v. Parks Canada Agency, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal seized jurisdiction over a post-award dispute that arose over the government’s decision to rescind the complainant’s contract and award [...]