Centurylink Loses Cloud Computing Contract Bid Protest

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Government procurement specialists were not too ambiguous when they put together a cloud computing project potentially worth up to $1 billion, a federal agency said Monday, denying a bid protest from information technology company Centurylink.

The Government Accountability Office, which rules on bid protests, found the U.S. Department of Interior had the option to used so-called fixed-pricing in its request for proposals on a major project to overhaul the agency’s computer systems and move data into the cloud.

Centurylink, a major IT services provider with a...
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