ICE Computer Request Too Restrictive: GAO

Law360, New York (December 3, 2010, 6:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has sustained a bid protest by NCS Technologies Inc., concluding that a request for quotations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for personal computers was overly restrictive.

In a decision rendered Nov. 8 and made public Thursday, acting GAO General Counsel Lynn H. Gibson ruled that ICE failed to provide a reasonable basis for requiring that the computers be from the same manufacturer and use Intel Corp.-based processors.

"We recommend that the agency review its requirements for a single manufacturer and...
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