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More protesters join fight over $25B CMS contract

Four more companies have joined the ranks of companies protesting the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services’ $25 billion IT services contract.

The new set of protestors brings the total to 19 companies arguing that they should have been among the 81 winners of the contract.

The agency will use the contract for professional IT services such as planning, requirement development, design, development and testing. It was awarded in early June.

The latest protesters are:

  • LRA-ISI Joint Venture
  • SGT Inc.
  • SparkSoft Corp.
  • Syneren Technologies Corp.

They join 15 others:

  • 3T Federal Solutions
  • All Points Logistics
  • Analytica LLC
  • Apprio Inc.
  • Chags Health IT LLC
  • Data Networks Corp.
  • Delmock Technologies Inc.
  • Grove Resource Solutions INc.
  • Innosoft Corp.
  • Leader Communications Inc.
  • Next Phase Communications Inc.
  • Next Phase Solutions and Services
  • Octo Consulting Group
  • Strategi Consulting
  • Technatomy Corp.
  • VariQ Conviso Joint Venture LLC

All of the protesters are small businesses.

Unless there is a corrective action, which would pull back the awards to the 81 winners for more evaluation or other reconsideration, GAO is expected to rule on the protests by mid-October.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jul 11, 2016 at 9:29 AM


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