AmazonJudge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington granted Amazon’s request for judgment on the administrative record following a hearing on Monday, according to a minute order posted on the court’s electronic docket. A written opinion will follow, according to the order. Amazon sued in July after the Government Accountability Office, the agency that makes recommendations on challenges to contracts, sided with IBM and agreed that the CIA had failed to properly evaluate prices and had waived a contract requirement only for Seattle-based Amazon. “We are disappointed with the ruling from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, reversing the GAO’s recommendation to reopen the competition and correct flaws in the bidding process,” Armonk, New York-based IBM said in an e-mailed statement. “The company plans to appeal this decision,’’ according to the statement.

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