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The City of Atlanta's Department of Procurement Sustains Travelex's Protest

Post Date:01/24/2012
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Sonji Jacobs, Director 
404-330-6558, office 
404-276-6866, cell
Reese McCranie, Deputy Director
404-330-6006, office
404-886-2334, cell 


Media Statement

The City of Atlanta's Department of Procurement Sustains Travelex's Protest

Chief Procurement Officer Adam Smith has sustained Travelex’s protest of the contract award for the Foreign Currency Exchange Services contract at the Airport. City Council previously approved legislation awarding the contract to another proponent, which the Mayor signed on January 5, 2012, making the award final. Once the award was final, the City promptly released proposals and related documents to Travelex and other unsuccessful proponents, as well as to the general public. Travelex’s protest alleged deficiencies in the qualifications and experience of the winning proponent and supplied substantial credible evidence in support of its allegations, which evidence was previously unknown to the City. The City then conducted an independent investigation of Travelex’s allegations, confirmed the allegations, and promptly sustained Travelex's protest, thereby halting the award of the contract to the previously selected proponent.

“This decision demonstrates that the City is open to hearing and acting on information relevant to contracting decisions, and that the City’s protest procedures are fair,” said Smith. “These procedures will ensure the integrity of the contracting process for the Airport and the City as a whole.”

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