NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGA), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to combat bio-warfare pathogens, announced today that it plans to appeal to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals the conclusion of SBA's Area Director following a size protest that SIGA was "other than small." On October 8, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had announced its intention to award SIGA a contract with HHS to deliver 1.7 million courses of its smallpox antiviral for the Strategic National Stockpile, subject to the protest. HHS's announcement, and the protest, related to a Request for Proposal issued by HHS's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (RFP-BARDA-09-35).
SIGA To Appeal Adverse Small Business Size Determination
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