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GAO Denies $6.3M Washing Machine Contract Protest

Law360 (February 17, 2011, 7:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a bid protest over a $6.3 million proposal for an Army washing machine contract, saying the Army was within its rights in choosing a lower-cost proposal with the same past performance rating.

In a decision issued Tuesday, the GAO said Tiger Enterprises Inc. submitted a proposal that was 100.8 percent more expensive than similarly rated proposals, and the Army acted reasonably in choosing a lower-priced option despite its announcement that it would weigh past performance more heavily than price....
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