GAO OKs VA's Rejection Of Medtronic Contract

Law360, New York (September 13, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT) -- In a dispute over a proposed contract to supply the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with spinal implants made by Medtronic Inc., the U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a protest by Affirmative Solutions LLC, which had challenged the VA's rejection of its offer for failure to provide Medtronic sales data to the government.

In a decision Wednesday, the GAO ruled it was reasonable for the VA to reject the offer because the sales data were required to determine whether the prices offered to the government...
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