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Motorola bias protest upheld; FBI urged to redo bid solicitation again

WASHINGTON _ Responding to a vendor protest, the Government Accountability Office has concluded the FBI should for a second time scrap its planned acquisition of a new nationwide two-way radio system because its proposal amounts to a single-source award to industry giant Motorola Solutions Inc.tmpplchld Lawyers for the GAO, which serves as the referee for federal contracting disputes, concluded that two bureau radio solicitations estimated to be worth $335 million conflict with federal procurement rules and require equipment that only Motorola can produce.tmpplchld They urged the FBI to cancel its solicitations, "consider alternatives" and reimburse Motorola's largest...