Daily Caller –
The Department of Health and Human Services agency overseeing the implementation of the Obamacare exchange is denying allegations that the contractor behind the exchange was the only bidder.
The Washington Examiner previously reported that there was no proof that CGI Federal — the U.S.-based subsidiary of the Canadian technology firm, CGI Group — was not given preferential treatment when bidding for the contract.
But a spokesperson from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) told the Daily Caller, “CGI did not receive any sole source awards. They competed for the work on our multiple award contract.”
CMS is an operating division within HHS overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A sole source award is a contract that meant for a single person or company.
An HHS source told The Daily Caller that the agency received four proposals out of 16 pre-qualified bidders. The source would not say which companies were pre-qualified, nor which companies submitted proposals.