GAO Shoots Down Protest To $484M DHS Contract Loss

Law360, Los Angeles (November 20, 2013, 7:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security conducted a proper analysis before choosing not to award a $484 million information technology services contract to United Communications Inc., the U.S. Government Accountability Office found in a report released Tuesday.

United was protesting the awards, saying DHS hadn’t properly considered it before passing it over and handing out contracts to seven other companies instead, according to the report. Specifically, United argued that Homeland Security had placed too much weight on the bidders’ corporate experience, unfairly disqualifying it from the...
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