Auditor Calls for Improvements to City Framework Agreements

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its October 2017 report entitled Obtaining the Best Value Through the Use of Vendor Rosters, the Toronto Auditor General’s [...]

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 [...]

Treaty Compliance: Rebooting Public Sector Procurement with SCMAO

We are pleased to announce that Paul Emanuelli will be presenting a two-day workshop on the trade treaties in Toronto, Ontario, September 10-11, 2018. This seminar will survey leading Tribunal case studies dealing with the trade treaty duties that now [...]

Global Newsreel Update – March 26, 2018

Toronto Rejects 30% Gender Equity Quota for Contractor Boards and Governor calls for Ethics Reform in NY State By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of gender equality quotas for contractor boards in [...]

Global Newsreel Update – March 12, 2018

Canadian Government needs more money for bid evaluations, India adopts reverse auction and the cost of being a Google City By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of the $54 million the [...]

Court Recognizes Duty to Retender After Material Omission

By Paul Emanuelli In its June 2017 decision in ASI Group v. Toronto, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice upheld a municipality’s decision to cancel and retender a project. The case dealt with a tender call for dive services. The [...]

Court Grants Injunction Against Debarment

By Paul Emanuelli In its May 2017 decision in Four Seasons Site Development Ltd. v. Toronto (City), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted an injunction against a municipal debarment decision. The applicant was barred from bidding on construction projects [...]

Why Too Much Transparency Can Lead to Collusion

By Julia Mills Bid-rigging and collusion are risks every organization that engages in competitive bidding faces, and as such, it is vital that organizations develop and institute awareness, prevention and detection measures, including considering how much of their bidding process [...]