Browsing All posts tagged under »Bruce Atyeo«

Is there a “relational element” to the Atyeo lawsuit that dates back to the 90s? by Jon Hansen

November 14, 2013


Just as my January 26th, 2013 post on the Bruce Atyeo lawsuit against the Canadian Government regarding the controversial award of a 2004 relocation contract to Royal LePage generated considerable debate – it was one of this blog’s most commented upon posts – yesterday’s follow-up post on Atyeo’s court victory is heading down a similar path. Of the comments […]

Risk Aversion, Bad faith and Scams by Ian Burdon

November 13, 2013


I have written here previously about problems of risk aversion in a process driven public procurement culture which I think is a real problem. With that in mind, Jon expressed his concern about the decision in Envoy Relocation Services Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 ONSC 2034 commenting that: “In fact if anything, I am […]

How do you turn Adversaries into Allies by Roz Usheroff

November 12, 2013


Originally posted on The Remarkable Leader:
“The sages asked, “Who is mighty? ” and answered, “Those who can control their own emotions and make of an enemy a friend.” from Bob Burg’s new book “Adversaries into Allies: Win people over without manipulation or coercion“ I have a voracious appetite for reading, and though my busy…

Is Atyeo $30 million judgement against Canadian Government good or bad for public sector procurement? by Jon Hansen

November 12, 2013


. . . the fact is that the RFP process should be as you indicate a guidance tool as opposed to a selection tool.  Unfortunately the public sector seems to look for absolutes as a way of mitigating risk as opposed to making the right choice in terms of choosing the best supplier partner. My […]

When it comes to public sector procurement, how often does the media erroneously waive the “corruption” banner? by Jon Hansen

March 13, 2013


Right out of the gate I want to stress that I know that there is no Santa Claus or that the Easter Bunny will not be hopping his way into our home to leave sweet treats for the family later this spring. I say this as a means establishing the fact that I am not […]

Breaking News: Vendor’s efforts to sue government for $62 million as a result of losing bid understandable but misguided by Jon Hansen

January 26, 2013


A January 25th, 2013 article in the Ottawa Citizen by Kathryn May titled “The trial of his life” reports how “Bruce Atyeo has battled the federal government over a multi-million dollar contract he says bureaucrats steered away from his company.” While I empathize with Mr. Atyeo, he is misguided in his efforts to sue the […]