GAO Backs Philips' Protest Of VA Imaging System Contract

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has sustained Philips Healthcare Informatics Inc.'s protest of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' award of a picture archiving and communications system contract to McKesson Technologies, according to a ruling released Thursday.

The GAO held May 14 that VA improperly assessed McKesson's bid for the contract, saying it failed to conduct an adequate evaluation of McKesson's past performance.

“We find the record to be devoid of any justification for the agency's determination that the offerors were essentially equal under the past...
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