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 [...]

Building a Better Framework for Open Procurement [Recording Available]

The days of engaging in non-transparent contract award practices under supplier lists, prequalification rosters and vendor-of-record arrangements are coming to an end. In recent years, these “piggy-backing” arrangements have been repeatedly challenged as a source of non-competitive contracting. New procurement [...]

Court Rejects Challenge to Conflicts Audit Requirement

By Paul Emanuelli In its September 2017 decision in Grascan Construction Ltd. v. Metrolinx, the Ontario Divisional Court rejected a judicial review challenge brought against a prequalification process by a rejected contractor. The case dealt with a $125 million (CAD) [...]