PM Breaches Conflict Law

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its August 2019 report entitled Trudeau II Report, Canada’s Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner [...]

Newsreel 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 [...]

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 [...]

Lack of Proper Oversight in Jamaica’s St. Ann Parish

By Paul Emanuelli In its November 2017 Special Report on St. Ann Municipal Corporation Contracts, Jamaica’s Contractor General found widespread contracting irregularities in Jamaica’s St. Ann Parish. The report found an absence of bid evaluation records, the lack of records [...]

Dispute Raises Doubts Over Role of Oversight Board

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 2006 decision in Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board v. Research Solutions Integrators (Pty), Botswana’s Court of Appeal [...]

Mayor’s Interference Leads to Contract Dispute

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 decision in Greenslade’s Construction Co. v. Conception Bay South (Town), the Newfoundland Supreme Court – Trial Division found [...]

Court Strikes Down Award Due to Hidden Criteria

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 May 2002 decision in City of Sweetwater v. Solo Construction Corporation, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal [...]