GAO Sustains Protest of $347M Iraq Embassy Contract

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Tuesday partially sustained a protest over a $347 million contract for embassy operation and maintenance services in Iraq, finding that the State Department misevaluated the impact of a gradual switch toward using more Iraqi personnel in the winning contractors' staffing plan.

Exelis Systems Corp. protested the State Department's decision to award the contract to incumbent PAE Government Services Inc., challenging the agency's evaluation of the contracts' performance on previous contracts, and its evaluation of contractors' proposed plans to protect a...
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