Google Can't Protest DOI Software Deal, Supplier Says

Law360 (December 20, 2010, 6:23 PM EST) -- Google Inc. has failed to prove it’s an interested party in a network services contract the U.S. Department of the Interior allegedly skewed in favor of Microsoft Corp., and therefore lacks standing to make a preaward bid protest, a reseller of Microsoft cloud computing software claims.

Google never bid on the $60 million, five-year contract in dispute, nor did co-plaintiff Onix Networking Corp., and so neither one qualifies as an interested party under current Federal Circuit precedent, intervenor Softchoice Corp. said in a reply motion filed...
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