How Over-Optimism Leads to Project Failure

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Project teams are typically measured on whether they meet their project objectives on budget, on time, and by the rules. [...]

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 Delays and Biased Planning in P3 Project

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 spring 2018 report entitled Replacing Montréal’s Champlain Bridge—Infrastructure Canada, the Auditor General of Canada determined that delayed decision-making [...]

Recurring Delays in Australia’s Military Procurement

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Australia’s military procurement projects have been the subject of multiple audit reports by Australia’s National Audit Office, which have raised [...]

Engineers Liable for $2 Million for Disclosure Flaws

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 April 2013 decision in North Pacific Road Builders Ltd. v. Aecom Canada Ltd., the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s [...]

Defects, Delays, and Indecision Plague the F-35 Program

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. As the largest procurement project in military history, the United States-led F-35 fighter jet initiative serves as a useful case [...]