GAO Boots Architectural Co.'s Protest Of NIH Contract

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 9:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office is upholding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to exclude OLBN Architectural Service Inc. from further consideration as a candidate for an architect-engineering services contract.

The Rockville, Md-based company filed a bid protest after HHS’ National Institutes of Health decided not to select the company for negotiation of the contract, but the GAO denied the challenge in an order dated October 2010 that was made public Friday, holding that the agency reasonably downgraded the company’s submission based on...
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