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GCI Federal is a subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group. With offices in Fairfax, Va., the subsidiary has been a darling of the Obama administration, which since 2009 has bestowed it with $1.4 billion in federal contracts, according to USAspending.gov.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded GCI $55.7 million to launch Healthcare.gov, its central Obamacare health exchange website. Over the full five years of the contract, GCI could receive as much as $93.7 million.
since CGI got the contract we can assume that they were the lowest bidder which would mean that any american companies that bid on the contract had higher bids.
so who`s really screwing the tax payers, the government or american companies who won`t even touch a government contract for less 100 times what the normal cost is.
i often wonder if the people at the government agencies who put contracts out for bid, do they even really know what a fair price is? They seem to be out of touch with the real world.edit on 4-10-2013 by Tardacus because: (no reason given)
ve worked with several fortune 500 companies, with millions of visitors on their website.
My company could have built it for under $50,000 and probably maintained it for under $40,000/per year.
There is NO EXCUSE for us spending 55-94 MILLION dollars on a freakin website! Then to outsource it to a Canadian company is insult to injury, just another spit in our face from this administration.