Newsreel for August 26, 2019

Liberals Accused of Buying Votes With $3B Sole-Source, Halifax Shipyard Awarded $500M Maintenance Deal, and Trinidad Senator Wins Millions in Government Deals By Paul Emanuelli In this week’s global newsreel update, Canada doubles down on pre-election spending, the US [...]

Building a Better Framework for Open Procurement [Recording Available]

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 for 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 for 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 for 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 for May 6, 2019

Feds Backtrack on Defence Procurement Media Bans, Names Revealed in SNC-Lavalin Illegal Election Financing Scheme, and Ghana Launches eProcurement System By Paul Emanuelli  This week’s newsreel features a federal reversal on the military media ban, more stories on the SNC-Lavalin [...]