- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is being criticized for awarding computer contracts worth about $90 million to a Canadian company that was the lead contractor on the federal government’s troubled healthcare.gov website.

The Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1vpq4RW ) says Michigan last week awarded two contracts to CGI Technologies and Solutions despite it not being the low bidder to build a system to cut checks to state vendors and do other functions. CGI’s parent is headquartered in Montreal.

New York-based Accenture’s bid was about $5 million less, but the state says CGI provides the “best value” because its solution is a better fit.

After awarding the CGI contract, Michigan negotiated $2.2 million in concessions.

Democratic House minority Leader Tim Greimel says it’s “especially troubling” Michigan chose a higher bid from a foreign company.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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