IG: Managers at GSA Greased Contracts for Favored Vendorse Last Three Months.

June 10, 2013

Two years ago, Virginia-based information technology contractor Carahsoft Technology Corp. was in a heated negotiation over the renewal of one of the General Services Administration’s largest IT contracts.

The GSA contracting officer negotiating the deal told supervisors in an April 2011 email that “Carahsoft wants us to make allowances for them.” Later, the unidentified contracting officer added: “When I don’t make allowances ... they come to you. ... and it’s become a pattern ... and it’s causing my authority as CO to be circumvented.”

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