Report: VA favored Booz Allen for contract
- By Washington Technology staff
- Dec 22, 2011
An Inspector General report released Dec. 21 found that Veterans Affairs positioned a security contract in favor of incumbent Booz Allen Hamilton even though the contractor's proposal was at a premium price, reports Nextgov.
Booz Allen's bid of $133 million was 22 percent above the least expensive competing bid of $108.9 million to support VA's chief information security officer and a third proposal was for $115 million.
The way VA structured the contracts requirements, such as knowledge of the agency's procedures and practices, gave the company a leg up, the article said.