CDC Must Rethink Snubbing Low Offer For $78M Data Contract

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Wednesday sustained Emergint Technologies Inc.'s protest over a $78 million information technology contract, ruling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had counted Emergint's lower offer price against it on the unsupported assumption that a lower price meant a greater performance risk.

Emergint protested a task order for up to five years of IT services work at the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Atlanta, Ga., under an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract. Emergint said that it...
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