DOD Deems Army Branch's Sole-Source Pacts Mostly Justified

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Army contracting arm in Massachusetts generally follows protocol in its awarding of noncompetitive contracts, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday, as only one of 22 sole-source contracts audited by the agency was found to be unjustified.

The DOD's inspector general audited a sample of noncompetitive contracts awarded by the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Natick Contracting Division, as part of a larger examination of such agreements agencywide. The audited contracts, from fiscal years 2009 and 2010, were worth a total of $31.6 million....
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