Accenture Faces Fight Over $140M Medicaid Contract

Law360, New York (January 6, 2012, 7:10 PM EST) -- A rival of Accenture LLP on Thursday challenged Iowa's decision to award a $140 million Medicaid contract to the business services giant, saying the bid process was riddled with problems.

The Iowa Department of Human Services and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise changed important criteria after bids were submitted and incorrectly scored applications, resulting in a mistaken decision to award Accenture the contract, Noridian Administrative Services LLC said in a petition for judicial review filed Thursday in Iowa court.

Accenture's bid was vague, failed to include a project...
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