Global Newsreel October 15, 2018

A Featured Position in our Procurement Resource Office and Four Priorities for Canada’s New Procurement Ombudsman By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s Newsreel includes our new Featured Position from the Procurement Resource Office, along with the latest [...]

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 – July 10, 2018

Report Slams NYC Contract Award Hearings and Canadian and Norwegian Treaties Serve as Brexit Models By: Paul Emanuelli and Julia Mills This week’s stories include a report slamming NYC’s contract award hearings, the aftermath of a botched nuclear deal, a new [...]

Global Newsreel Update – May 22, 2018

Procurement Practices in Halifax and Scope-Change Violations in the UK By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following the Auditor General's report on procurement practices in Halifax, the uncovering of scope-change violations in the UK [...]

Global Newsreel Update – May 14, 2018

Procurement Ethics Bill Approved in New York State and the Battle Over $10 Billion DoD Cloud Computing Deal By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is taking note of new bills approved in New York State, [...]

Buyer Beware: Piggybacking and Onboarding are Sole-Sourcing

By: Paul Emanuelli There is a great deal of confusion about “piggybacking” or “onboarding” and a long legacy of misuse of these practices in the Canadian public procurement industry. You will not find a specific written prohibition in the treaties on [...]

Electronic Reverse Auctions [Recording Available]

As discussed in our 2020 Vision: A Cayman Case Study, electronic reverse auctions represent the cutting edge of using procurement automation to achieve cost savings. With reference to leading practices in Europe, the U.K. and the U.S., this presentation will [...]

Global Newsreel Update – 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 [...]

Global Newsreel Update – March 19, 2018

Former Mayor Arrested in Quebec and NY Adopts Design-Build Strategies By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following the arrest of Terrebonne, QC former Mayor, the adoption of the design-build strategy for social housing repairs by NY [...]