HID Global Loses Bid Protest Over Passport Covers

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a bid protest by HID Global Inc., which had hoped to force the federal government to remove Buy American provisions from a procurement for a specialized material for passport covers.

The GAO found Wednesday that the Government Printing Office was behind the request for proposal and that it had not been exempted from the domestic preferences provisions of the Buy American Act.

Irvine, Calif.-based HID, which makes radio-frequency identification tracking tags, had argued that the U.S. Department of State...
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