GAO Denies Bid Protest Over $160M Biometric System

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied Dell Federal Systems LP's bid protest accusing the U.S. Army of improperly rejecting its proposal for a nearly $160 million biometric collection system, according to the decision publicly released Wednesday.

The GAO said the Army reasonably concluded that the company's proposed system didn't meet solicitation requirements because it included a handheld device with a fingerprint collection feature that wasn't integrated and was too small. The delivery order instead went to GTSI Corp. at a price of about $159 million....
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