transparency

The Procurement Playbook: Global Standards

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. While many public sector institutions are under treaty obligations that call for open public procurement, those treaties generally do not [...]

Balancing Transparency and Confidentiality in Complex Projects

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. As the courts have recognized, transparency is not an absolute, particularly when complex projects are involved. While the low bid [...]

The Confidentiality-Transparency Conundrum

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. When conducting an open tendering process, purchasing institutions must balance the need to protect a bidder’s confidential information and protect [...]

Buyer Beware of Piggybacking and Onboarding

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. The days of public institutions engaging in non-transparent contract award practices under supplier lists, prequalification rosters, and vendor-of-record arrangements are [...]

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 [...]

Global Newsreel August 27, 2018

Award Struck Down Due to Non-Compliant Bid and Canada Sidelined as US-Mexico NAFTA Talks Go Into Overtime By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a new Legal Update by Procurement Law Office Counsel Anna Krol on [...]

Court Overrules Four-Out-Of-Five Line Item Score

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 August 2018 decision in BAM Civil Limited v. The Department for Infrastructure, the High Court of Justice in [...]

Tribunal Says Be Upfront About Bid-Protest Rights

By Anna Krol In its March 2018 determination in Vantage Painting Ltd. v. Department of Public Works and Government Services, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) issued one if its first rulings under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (the [...]

Global Newsreel Update – July 23, 2018

Canadian Tribunal Rules on Passive Assessments of Written Submissions and US Leads World in Purchase of Slave Labour Goods By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a new case note by Procurement Law Office Legal Counsel Anna [...]

Global Newsreel Update – June 11, 2018

Purging of Procurement Heads in Kenya and a Former PA Official Charged with Bribery By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following the mass purge of Procurement Heads in Kenya, a former PA official charged [...]