WASHINGTON: Weber Merritt filed a formal protest on May 8 accusing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of improperly awarding a $3.5 million contract to Burson-Marsteller.
“The matter is now left in the hands of the [Government Accountability Office] and the FCC,” said a source at Weber Merritt. The source added that the firm had received confirmation that the Government Accountability Office had received its letter of protest, but didn't have any further information about the agency's next steps.
A full copy of the complaint was not immediately available from the GAO, and the agency declined to provide one. The protest was first reported by print newsletter Consumer Electronics Daily.
Burson declined comment, referring calls on the matter to the FCC.