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Open Tendering and Sole-Sourcing

Awarding contracts through open competition is the first principle of public procurement. As the following case studies illustrate, public institutions that bypass open tendering and engage in direct contract awards bear the onus of justifying those contracting decisions in the [...]

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 [...]

Global Newsreel March 4, 2019

Former AG’s SNC-Lavalin Testimony Contradicts Trudeau, Trudeau’s Reputation in Freefall Over SNC-Lavalin & UK to Join WTO GPA Post-Brexit By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This week’s newsreel features more coverage of Canada’s federal interference scandal, as well as coverage of [...]

Global Newsreel January 21, 2019

Florida Audit Finds Out-of-Control Municipal P-Card Spending, Arkansas Waste District Sole Sources Media Deal to Employee, and Lobby Group Mobilizes for Election to Direct Ship Deals to Quebec By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock This week’s newsreel includes out-of-control municipal P-Card [...]

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 [...]