Contractors Win Protest Over USAID Software Procurement

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT) -- Distributed Solutions Inc. and STR LLC have won a lawsuit challenging a decision by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State to forego direct procurement of software, according to a U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruling posted Wednesday.

Court of Federal Claims Judge James Merow ruled that USAID and the State Department did not provide support for their decision to drop a proposed direct procurement and instead bundle the two software packages and include them in a task order issued to...
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