GAO Backs Protest Over DOD Bakery, Deli Contract

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 1:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has sustained the bid protest of Northeast Military Sales Inc., which accused the government of improperly rating the past performance of a rival firm that won a contract for deli and bakery resale work.

In a Jan. 13 decision publicly released Wednesday, the GAO found that the Defense Commissary Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense ignored negative information regarding the past performance of the awardee, Nayyarsons Corp.

While the agency received positive information from DeCA commissaries and two other federal...
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