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Oracle sued for overcharging on their software products

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jun 2010 12:59 User comments (4)

Oracle sued for overcharging on their software products The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has sued Oracle today, claiming that the software giant overcharged the federal government by tens of millions of dollars after not disclosing discounts given to other corporate customers.
Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the DOJ says Oracle did not provide a discount that is normally given to "most favored customers." The government should have that discount through a deal with the General Services Administration (GSA).

GSA's "multiple award schedule" lets the government negotiate contracts with companies so that government employees can make purchases at a discounted price.

Due to regulations, the GSA must obtain the best price a contractor provides, and the contractor must disclose that price.

The new suit says Oracle, starting in 2007, did not disclose their lowest prices to the GSA.

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4 user comments

117.6.2010 14:42

How about firing the government purchase agents for not doing enough product research.

217.6.2010 14:47

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the DOJ says Oracle did not provide a discount that is normally given to "most favored customers."
lol, the oracle is displeased with DoJ, no discounts and cookies for you. whats going be even more funny is when the DoJ looses this lawsuit.

318.6.2010 1:52
ukhn99
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Let me get this straight, the government is in the suing business too. I guess our tax money is not enough anymore.

418.6.2010 13:14

This seems to be a common practice of Oracle. Oracle was found guilty of doing the same thing to the state of California.

Yep found a link...
http://aaahq.org/GNP/information/activit..._LanderEtAl.pdf

Shame shame Oracle, reading the PDF I pointed to, there are a number of companies, not just a couple...

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