Google Wins Injunction On Microsoft DOI Contract

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 2:11 PM EST) -- A federal judge has blocked the award to Microsoft Corp. of a $60 million contract to integrate 13 U.S. Department of the Interior e-mail systems, ordering the agency to consider competing bids from Google Inc. and others.

Google proved on the administrative record alone that the Interior Department violated the Competition in Contracting Act when it awarded the sole-source, five-year contract to Microsoft, Judge Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims wrote in her Monday order issuing a preliminary injunction.

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