10 January, 2008
Evans Security Solutions, a small business, is protesting the Government Printing Office’s award to General Dynamics of a multimillion-dollar contract for smart-card printing services. Reggie Evans, owner of the company, filed two protests, one with the Government Accountability Office and another with GPO’s head of procurement, stating that the agency did not evaluate proposals properly and failed to offer a debriefing as required by GPO’s procurement regulations. GPO offered Evans Security Solutions a debriefing after Evans filed the two protests. GPO gave General Dynamics a five-year, $32.2 million contract for electronic card counters and printers for smart-card personalization and personal identification numbers, software and computer systems for processing customer data for card issuance, and integration and consulting services to support acquisitions.
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