GAO Rejects Symvionics' Protest Against NASA Contract

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Thursday tossed California-based Symvionics Inc.'s bid protest against a NASA research and engineering support contract, finding that the agency didn't unfairly favor proposals that included a government-approved purchasing system.

Symvionics' allegations that NASA gave preference to bidders with a government-approved purchasing system are “mere speculation,” the GAO said. The company based its arguments on the assumption that NASA would rate nonapproved contenders as having “unrealistic” purchasing systems and would not even attempt to review the plans for approval, according to...
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