GAO Denies Rotech's Protest Over $42M In VA Contracts

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 6:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a protest by formerly bankrupt Rotech Healthcare Inc. challenging the award of $42 million in contracts to supply veterans with home oxygen equipment, according to a decision made public Friday.

The GAO rejected Rotech's argument that the contracting officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs unreasonably ignored recent and relevant information when determining the company lacked the financial wherewithal to be eligible for an award.

Florida-based Rotech — which entered Chapter 11 in April and had a reorganization...
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