Cancer Agency Disliked Nonprofit, Barred Contract Bid: Suit

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 7:01 PM EST) -- A medical research nonprofit hit the federal government with a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the National Cancer Institute had skirted procurement laws and barred it from competing for a Cancer Genome Atlas contract because one of the institute's officers disliked the nonprofit's CEO.

The IGC launched the complaint in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, contending the institute, which is run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, stepped around the Competition in Contracting Act and federal acquisition regulation provisions in an effort to keep...
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