Big Firms Monopolize Brexit Consulting

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2019 report entitled Departments’ use of consultants to support preparations for EU Exit, the UK’s Auditor [...]

Bank of England Centralization a Work-in-Progress

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its December 2018 report entitled Managing the Bank of England’s Central Services, the UK’s Auditor General found that [...]

Optimism Bias Impacts BBC Project

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its December 2018 report entitled E20: renewing the EastEnders set, the United Kingdom Auditor General found that optimism [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]