Public Institutions Face Flurry of Unfair Advantage Disputes

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. Recent years have witnessed a rapid proliferation in the number of bid disputes dealing with conflict of interest and unfair [...]

Global Newsreel for October 1, 2018

Newfoundland Audit Finds Unethical Spending and the Pentagon Prioritizes Security in IT Procurement By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a Newfoundland audit summary by Procurement Law Office Legal Counsel Anna Krol, along with news of a [...]

Global Newsreel for August 13, 2018

Government Told to Bolster Debriefs in COI Dispute and Oracle Files Bid Protest Over $10 Billion Cloud RFP By Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler This week’s newsreel features a CFTA case note by Anna Krol of the Procurement Law [...]

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 [...]

Launching Our Empire State Campaign

After years of successful operations across Canada and the Caribbean, The Procurement Office is pleased to announce our expansion into the United States with our 2018 Empire State Campaign. This new initiative features the best of our well-established procurement services, [...]

GAO Orders Redraft of Restrictive Tanker Specifications

By Paul Emanuelli In its November 2017 decision in Global SuperTanker Services, LLC., the GAO ordered the redraft of a solicitation after finding that the government was unable to defend the challenged specifications. The case dealt with an RFP for [...]

Bid Using Parent Company Financials Ruled Compliant

By Paul Emanuelli In its July 2017 decision in Suburban Disposal, Inc. v. City of Camden, the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a contract awarded to a bidder that used the consolidated financial statements of its parent company to meet [...]

Re-Evaluation Ordered Due to Flawed Pricing in Bid

By Paul Emanuelli In its June 2017 decision in Red River Computer Company, Inc., the GAO ordered a re-evaluation after finding inconsistencies in the competing price offers. The case dealt with a Request for Quotations for enterprise-wide computing and cloud [...]

Bidder Rejected on Past Performance Criteria

By Paul Emanuelli In its June 2017 decision in Framan Mechanical, Inc. v. State University Construction Fund, the New York Court of Appeal upheld a decision to reject a bidder for failing to meet past performance criteria. The case dealt [...]