GAO Unconvinced By State Dept.'s $36M Pivot From Small Biz

Law360 (July 24, 2020, 10:18 PM EDT) -- A change in project management technique did not appear to justify the U.S. State Department's decision to move a work order worth $36 million out of a federal small business contracting program, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Thursday.

Responding to a complaint raised by Virginia-based technology services company Eminent IT LLC, the GAO determined that State was out of line in February when it issued a call for bids to develop its digital human resources platform to the U.S. General Services Administration's Schedule 70 IT vendors instead of searching within the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) Program, where it had...

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