GAO Denies Bid Protest Over Call Box Contract

Law360, New York (November 15, 2010, 5:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied the protest of a company passed over for a contract to provide and install emergency call boxes, rejecting arguments that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should have excused allegedly minor discrepancies in the firm's quotation for the work.

In a Nov. 10 decision released Friday, the GAO agreed with the department that the proposal of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based TechStart LLC was unacceptable, noting its failure to explicitly include a requested accessory for the call boxes, an improper shipping...
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