Global Newsreel for 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 [...]

Annual Case Law Update [Recording Available]

Our 2017 Year in Review covers the latest bid protests from around the world and features an updated Global Risk Rating. Tune in to see if Canada kept its top spot against the latest jurisprudence developments from the U.S. and [...]

U.K. Court Rejects Non-Profit’s Injunction Argument

By Paul Emanuelli In its October 2016 judgment in Perinatal Institute v. Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales lifted the automatic statutory suspension of a health research services contract award. The losing non-profit [...]

Court Awards £100 Million in “Fudged” Nuclear Bid Evaluation

By Paul Emanuelli While there were many notable contenders, the July 2016 decision in the U.K.’s Energy Solutions EU Limited v. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is the clear winner as our pick for case of the year in 2016. The complex [...]

Scottish Court Upholds Injunction in Sheriff Services Tender

By Paul Emanuelli In its April 2016 judgment in Scott & Co (Scotland) LLP v. Aberdeenshire Council, the Scottish Court of Sessions maintained a stop-award order on a sheriff services tender. The court found that there was a significant issue [...]

Scottish Court Rejects Claim in Competitive Dialogue RFP

By Paul Emanuelli In its March 2016 judgment in Shetland Line (1984) Limited v. The Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Court of Sessions rejected a lost profit claim involving a ferry services competitive dialogue RFP. While the plaintiff claimed that the [...]

U.K. Court Maintains Injunction in Conflict of Interest Dispute

By Paul Emanuelli In its December 2015 judgment in Counted4 Community Interest Company v. Sunderland City Council, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales maintained a stop-award order on a substance abuse services tender. The losing non-profit incumbent [...]

U.K. Court Lifts Standstill Period Injunction

By Paul Emanuelli In its September 2015 judgment in OpenView Security Solutions Limited v. London Borough of Merton Council, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales lifted an interim injunction obtained by a losing bidder on a municipal [...]

English Court Rescores Proposals and Awards Lost Profits

By Paul Emanuelli In its July 2015 decision in Woods Building Services v. Milton Keynes Council, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales awarded the losing incumbent bidder lost profits after conducting its own re-evaluation process in a [...]

U.K. Court Rejects “Out-of-Scope” Claim in Framework Agreement Dispute

By Paul Emanuelli In its June 2015 decision in Medicure Ltd v. The Minister for the Cabinet Office, the England and Wales High Court of Justice (Technology and Construction Court) rejected a supplier’s claim that the government was engaging in [...]