The US government today dismissed a protest against its Project JEDI contract filed by Oracle. The company claimed the project’s bidding process was rigged, and that choosing a single awardee went against Federal statutes. The government was apparently unimpressed by the common sense suggestion it refrain from instituting a $10 billion cloud-based information platform with a single-provider solution. According to a document released today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Oracle protested the bidding process for the following reasons: The RFP provisions leading to a single-award IDIQ contract violate provisions of statute and regulation, which create a statutory preference for…

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