GAO Says More VA Contracts Must Go To Wounded Vets

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT) -- Small architectural and engineering firms owned by disabled veterans must be given preference in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has ruled.

Thursday’s decision by the GAO follows a protest of eight VA contracts filed by Powerhouse Design Architects & Engineers, Ltd., a disabled veteran-owned small business in Pittsburgh.

Powerhouse had argued that the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 required the VA to set the contested contracts aside for service disabled veteran-owned small businesses, rather than...
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