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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NASPO 2009 Survey – A Review of Preference Policies Requires Less Focus on Policy and More Focus on Preferences

November 2, 2009


The use and breadth of preference policies seems to be increasing.  Twenty-seven states provide a legal preference for in-state bidders, one more than reported that preference in 2007. Thirty-one states (compared to twenty-seven in 2007) reported that they have a reciprocal preference law. These states also reported the following vendor based price preferences: women-owned businesses […]

Listener Feedback RE CFIB Interview: Personal Preferences Guide Senior Bureaucrats Contract Bundling Inclinations

May 18, 2009


One of the most interesting comments I received regarding my interview with CFIB VP Corinne Pohlmann was sent in by a senior public official whose only caveat for sharing their feedback with the Procurement Insights readership was a promise of confidentiality. While I always prefer a full disclosure relative to sources, working on what at […]