FedScoop: GAO dismisses bid protest brought over $2B defense health IT contract

The Government Accountability Office has denied a bid protest brought by Deloitte and ManTech over the award of a $2 billion defense health IT contract.

The two federal contractors earlier this year filed a complaint following the award of an IT services and support contract to Peraton subsidiary Perspecta, which included delivery of a single electronic health record system for the Department of Defense…

However, in its decision, GAO found that conflict of interest concerns raised by the two companies were unfounded, and that the watchdog had sufficiently investigated the impact of the Perspecta merger.

In addition, the watchdog said it had investigated the impact of the of Peraton’s acquisition of Perspecta and determined that it would have no meaningful effect on the solicitation… Read the full article here.

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