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Lottery Contract Questions

Colorado Lottery contract award raises questions

DENVER, Colo. - Two vendors that lost out on a multimillion-dollar contract to provide technical and retail network services to the Colorado Lottery are questioning the selection process.

The Denver Post reported Sunday that the state steered a $62 million contract toward Gtech Corp.

Current vendor Computer Scientific Games International claims the five-person lottery committee that evaluated bids added criteria not required for project proposals or ignored required factors. Competitor Intralot says the state gave little weight to pricing.          

The Department of Revenue oversees the lottery. Department spokeswoman Daria Serna declined to discuss the contract. The department's director of purchasing and contract services, Cindy Lombardi, told Intralot pricing was never meant to be the determining factor.

Gtech declined to comment on specifics of its proposal.

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