GAO Shuts Down Protest Over Unicor RFP Language

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 6:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has killed Ideal Fastener Corp.'s challenge to a Federal Prison Industries Inc. solicitation for products to make military uniforms, ruling the agency's posted synopsis for the notice was not misleading.

The GAO on Tuesday ruled that the petition issued by Federal Prison Industries, or Unicor, was not misguiding in its use of the term "fasteners" over the term "slide fasteners" that was used in the actual solicitation, and thus did not deprive Ideal Fastener of a chance to respond to the...
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