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Building a Better Framework for Open Procurement

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 [...]

Newsreel July 15, 2019

Airbus and Boeing to Withdraw Bids Over F-35 Bias, Feds Evacuate Vibrating Windsor Building, and Kenyan Officials Says Hire Deaf Staff to Fight Corruption By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s newsreel, the federal government faces allegations of biased specifications [...]

The Rising Tide of Sole-Sourcing Challenges

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions [...]

Global Newsreel June 24, 2019

Lockheed’s F-35 Deal the Biggest Procurement in History, Oracle Alleges Rigged Bidding in Military Cloud Deal, and ASEAN Deal to Buffer China-US Trade Tensions By Paul Emanuelli  In this week’s newsreel, the US locks in on the biggest government procurement [...]

Global Newsreel June 3, 2019

Senate Sole-Sources Accessibility Ushers, SNC-Lavalin Ordered to Trial on Libyan Bribery Allegations, and Trump’s Mexican Tariffs Threaten New NAFTA By Paul Emanuelli  This week’s newsreel features the latest Senate spending scandal, SNC-Lavalin is ordered to trial on Libyan bribery allegations, [...]

Open Tendering and Sole-Sourcing

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions [...]

Global Newsreel April 29, 2019

Feds Impose Media Ban on Naval Ship Bidders, Corner Brook Lawyer Alleges Non-Compliant Award, and New Australian Rules Enable Bid Protests This week’s newsreel features a media ban on naval ship bidders, allegations of foul play in Corner Brook, [...]

Global Newsreel April 15, 2019

Ford Announces $28.5 Billion Transit Plan, Report Refutes Number of DPAs Given to SNC-Lavalin Rivals, and Sri Lanka to Reform P3 Projects By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This week’s newsreel features a major new transit announcement in Ontario, a report [...]