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Feds soften Integrity Framework, but some criticisms remain

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

The federal government has softened, but not eliminated, some of the perceived rough edges around its controversial Integrity Framework for procurement, though some observers feel the changes still don’t go far enough and at least one alteration has raised alarm bells.

Under the new rules, bidders who have been convicted of a wide variety of offences, including corruption, collusion, money laundering, income and excise tax evasion, bribery of a foreign public official, extortion, secret commissions, criminal breach of contract, fraudulent manipulation of stock exchange transactions, and...