Newsreel for November 25, 2019

Ontario's Money-Saving Contract Cancellations Cost $230 Million, a U.S. GAO Ruling Forces Evaluation Criteria to be Adjusted Mid-Evaluation, the UK Bypasses Roster of Suppliers to Sole-Source, and Australia Focuses on Tax-Evaders By Julia Mills Our top stories for the [...]

Newsreel for November 4, 2019

The US Awards $10 Billion Contract to Microsoft and Awaits Amazon's Protest, Conflicts of Interest Derail Tasmania and US Procurements, and Jamaica Misuses Sole-Sourcing and Emergency Procurement Exceptions By Julia Mills The top stories in public procurement this week [...]

A Weak Track Record Defending Direct Awards

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. One of the core commitments established in domestic and international procurement treaties is the obligation on public bodies to openly [...]

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 July 30, 2018

New CFTA Ruling By CITT, Sole-Sourcing Controversies, and Taxpayer Savings in Idaho By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a case note by Procurement Law Office Legal Counsel Anna Krol on a new ruling under the Canadian [...]

Global Newsreel for April 2, 2018

Canada Sued for Lost Profits and Poland Signs $4.75 Billion Deal By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of Canada being sued for lost profits by Indian Bidders, Poland signing $4.75 billion defence system deal and [...]

Procurement Law Calls for Proactive Governance

By Paul Emanuelli (extracted from the fourth edition of Paul Emanuelli’s Government Procurement textbook, forthcoming in 2017). (This article was published in the April 2017 edition of Purchasing B2B magazine.) Government purchasing institutions must navigate a complex web of trade [...]

Out-of-Scope Blanket Purchase an Improper Sole Source

By Paul Emanuelli In its June 2016 decision in Tempus Nova, Inc., the GAO ruled that the Internal Revenue Service improperly used a blanket purchase agreement to make an out-of-scope acquisition. The GAO found that the agency acquired a cloud-based [...]

Improper Sole-Sourcing Breaches Treaty Rules

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from Government Procurement, which is available for purchase. One of the principal commitments established in domestic and international procurement treaties is the obligation on public bodies to openly compete the award of contracts. Unless [...]