Law360: GAO rejects IBM’s claim of alleged leak

March 8, 2019


According to an article posted on Law360, The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has again rejected IBM’s claims over an alleged leak of its bid on a $47.8 million IT support deal to Accenture Federal Services, LLC.  Accenture won the task order.

IBM protested that the awardee violated the procurement integrity provisions of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, 41 U.S.C. §§ 2101-07.

According to the full decision by the GAO, the protest is ‘dismissed as legally and factually insufficient where the protester’s allegations, even if unrebutted, fail to establish a violation of law by the agency.’ It goes on to say that the protester ‘fails to demonstrate that the agency unreasonably failed to consider pertinent information.’