DOI Weighs $25M Email Contract After Google Challenge

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 6:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday moved closer to putting a $25 million cloud computing contract out for bids again, four months after the DOI dropped plans to award a similar contract to Microsoft Corp. amid a challenge from Google Inc.

According to a presolicitation notice issued Monday, the department is feeling out interest from potential bidders who could move its 88,000 email users from separate, on-premises systems to the cloud and offer a range of other services, including calendaring, instant messaging and support...
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