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More contract bidders to be vetted under provincial decree

The number of companies that will require a background check and authorization to bid on certain types of public contracts is expected to double under a provincial decree passed in late May. 468 more words

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Little fish in a bid pond? How SMEs can break into public sector procurement.

A lot of potential suppliers to the public sector are put off by the amount of work it takes to become tender ready and what seems to be a chicken and egg situation where you need references to pass the PQQ (selection) stage but can’t get references until you win a contract! 1,136 more words

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Public contracts, public farce

The ‘public’ bidding process is a joke. I’ve had this suspicion for a long time. Well, according to a report from Ontario’s Auditor General which included an assessment of Ontario’s winter road clearance contracts, it turns out there’s probably some truth to my sentiment. 436 more words


Giving Teeth To Prompt Pay

Public Entities and Contractors Take Note:  A Word of Caution When Withholding Retention Proceeds

A recent decision from the California Court of Appeals Second Appellate District, … 551 more words

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Publication of an article on arbitration and public contracts

David Rouault, intern at ALTANA, published an article on arbitration and public contracts, under the supervision of Christophe Lapp, in the Versailles International Arbitration and Business Law Review. 23 more words


Editorial: Transparency in municipal subcontracting helps fight corruption

Over the last few years, allegations of corruption and collusion have shaken Quebec to the core. Mayors have resigned. Mayors have been arrested. The Charbonneau Commission has heard testimony about kickback schemes, bid-rigging cartels and Mafia involvement in public contracts. 513 more words

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