Global Newsreel November 5, 2018

Canada’s Supreme Court Rules Against Reopening 65-Year Old Contract and the Trans-Pacific Partnership is Ratified By Paul Emanuelli and Candace Hurlock This week our media monitoring team was tracking a Canadian court blocking the reopening of a 65-year old [...]

Global Newsreel September 10, 2018

Tribunal Rules on Posting, Specs, Evaluations, and Debriefs and the Star Candidate in Quebec Contract-Splitting Controversy By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel includes a Legal Update by Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol covering a new CFTA [...]

Global Newsreel August 13, 2018

Government Told to Bolster Debriefs in COI Dispute and Oracle Files Bid Protest Over $10 Billion Cloud RFP By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a CFTA case note by Anna Krol of the Procurement Law [...]

Global Newsreel Update – July 16, 2018

Bid-Rigging Intrigues in New York State and High-Cost Cushions at Canada's Mexican Embassy By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler In this week’s news we’re tracking more bid-rigging intrigues in New York State, a land sale audit in British Columbia, calls [...]

Global Newsreel Update – June 18, 2018

Lost Profits Awarded in Nova Scotia and Stalled Anti-Corruption Bills in New York By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s Newsreel features an article by Procurement Law Office Legal Counsel Anna Krol about a recent lost profit award in a [...]

Global Newsreel Update – March 19, 2018

Former Mayor Arrested in Quebec and NY Adopts Design-Build Strategies By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following the arrest of Terrebonne, QC former Mayor, the adoption of the design-build strategy for social housing repairs by NY [...]

Kickbacks and No-Shows in Ongoing Quebec Saga

A story in CBC News detailed a Radio-Canada investigation that uncovered an apparent kickback scheme which saw $1.5 million in illicit payments routed through Swiss bank accounts in exchange for the award of a $127 million contract to refurbish Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge: Radio-Canada’s investigative [...]

Charbonneau Highlight: Drive-By Bidding

As reported by the Montreal Gazette, testimony from Charbonneau Commission revealed how public bid openings can be exploited by unscrupulous parties to facilitate bidder intimidation and stifle open competition: The list of construction contractors who claim they were relentlessly stalked, intimidated and [...]