Should CGI have been chosen to design the ACA website?
Michelle Obama's classmate being top in CGI company aside...
Should they only look at one bid and is it questionable that after getting the contract CGI became a major campaign supporter?
George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.
Earlier this month, Washington Examiner reported the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid handed CGI Obamacare account without putting the contract out to competitive tender.
It has since been revealed four companies submitted bids, but only CGI was considered for the $93 million Healthcare.gov contract.
This meant the company could be assigned government contracts worth up to $4 billion until 2017 without having to bid publicly for them.
Revealed: Michelle Obama's Princeton classmate is top executive at firm that that built disastrous Obamacare website after being awarded no-bid $93m contract
- Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is an executive at the company that built Obamacare website
- Toni Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal which earned contract to build the site. She joined in May 2010
- The women are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni
- The Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account even though four companies submitted bids
- CGI became an approved government vendor in 2007
Did we not take issue when Cheney did this with Halliburton? Should we have some way to keep people from buying contracts?