Contractors Fear Overreach In GSA's Acquisition Reforms

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. General Services Administration is trying to tamp down on managerial meddling in the wake of reported interference with $900 million in information technology contracts, but contractors worry that the GSA's efforts could leave inexperienced personnel without the guidance they need to efficiently complete negotiations.

The GSA's inspector general reported June 4 that managers in the GSA's Federal Acquisition Service wrongfully interfered in discussions with Oracle America Inc., Carahsoft Technology and Deloitte Consulting LLP before the three companies were given contracts under the GSA's Multiple...
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