Global Newsreel December 10, 2018

Ontario Audit Questions Waterfront Toronto RFP, Risk of “Raw Deal” in Military Sole-Sourcing, and CARICOM Portal Opens Bidding Across Caribbean By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel highlights include audit concerns over advanced disclosures and tight bid timeframes in Waterfront [...]

Global Newsreel October 8, 2018

Calgary Auditor Calls for Oversight and Training in Corporate Credit Card Purchases and Cambridge Housing Launches Rocket RFP By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s Newsreel features Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol’s summary of a Calgary purchasing card [...]

Global Newsreel September 17, 2018

Unit Price Omission Renders Bid Non-Compliant and Mexican Telcos in Bid Protest Standoff Over Pemex Award By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel includes a Legal Update by Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol on a recent lost profit [...]

Global Newsreel September 3, 2018

Tribunal Dismisses Post-Award Complaint and Cuomo Blasted Over Pay-to-Play Allegations 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 ruling that dismissed a post-award contract complaint on [...]

Global Newsreel August 20, 2018

Premature Award Disclosure Prompts Compensation Order and Changes to The Construction Lien Act By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a new case note by legal counsel Anna Krol covering a compensation order against the Canadian [...]

“Single-Source Emergency” Struck Down By Tribunal

By: Anna Krol In it’s June 2018 determination in ALS Canada Ltd. v. Statistics Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal struck down a sole-source since reasonable alternatives existed for the government’s mandatory technical requirement and no extreme urgency existed for [...]

Global Newsreel Update – June 25, 2018

Trump Reports Progress in NAFTA Talks and Escalating Trade Wars Could Trigger Recession By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week our media monitoring team is tracking progress and peril on the trade treaty front, fresh evidence in the New York State [...]

Government Ordered to Redraft Restrictive Specifications

By Paul Emanuelli In its February 2017 decision in Pitney Bowes, Inc., the GAO ordered the redraft of a solicitation document after finding that the government failed to justify the challenged specifications. The case dealt with a Request for Quotations [...]

Paul Emanuelli Quoted in Calgary Herald on Golf Course Scandal

In a recent article titled, "Expert questions secret deal as golf course tab tops $9.3 million", Matt McClure of the Calgary Herald discusses a controversial sole-source that has become an issue in the Alberta election campaign, quoting extensively from an [...]

Ottawa Council’s Sole-Source Decision

By: Paul Emanuelli (This article was published by Daily Commercial News on January 28, 2014 and is an excerpt from Paul Emanuelli’s Government Procurement, 3rd edition textbook.) In its 2011 judgment in Friends of Lansdowne Inc. v. Ottawa (City), upheld [...]