GAO Upholds $18M State Dept. Security Contract

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday said the U.S. Department of State had reasonably evaluated bids for an $18 million support services contract, affirming the award to Veteran Solutions Inc. and denying a protest from losing bidder BayFirst Solutions LLC.

BayFirst claimed the State Department unfairly rejected its bid for a Bureau of Diplomatic Services contract for overseas security upgrades and awarded the contract to Veteran Solutions simply for complying with proposal requirements, according to the decision.

“BayFirst raises numerous challenges to the evaluation of...
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