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Aug 28, 2013 9:01 PM by Juice Godfrey

Colorado Lottery contract decision upheld

DENVER (AP) - The state purchasing director is upholding a decision to award Gtech Corp. a contract to provide services to the Colorado Lottery.

A competing vendor, Scientific Games International Inc., appealed after learning in June that Gtech had won the $62 million contract. SGI argued that the committee evaluating bids deviated from publicly stated criteria and made other errors before awarding the contract.

In a letter Tuesday, state purchasing director Judson Byrn rejected SGI's arguments and said the committee's evaluation wasn't arbitrary, unreasonable or inconsistent. The letter was publicly released Wednesday.

A lawyer for SGI didn't immediately return an email late Wednesday seeking comment.

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