GSA won't bar Sprint

GSA won't bar Sprint

The General Services Administration's suspension and debarment official has recommended that Sprint Corp. not be barred from future government telecommunications contracts.

GSA's inspector general initially took up the question following what Sprint called an 'unintentional billing error' that resulted in a $5.2 million settlement in June.

Sprint, along with financially troubled WorldCom Inc., is one of two primary contractors on the FTS 2001 long-haul telecom contract. The errors in Sprint's billing process caused government users to be billed an extra $2.6 million and to pay twice that amount in damages.

The telecom company said it has changed internal processes that led to the error.

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