Navy Defends Decision To Nix $15M Drug Test Deal

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 3:03 PM EST) -- Claiming cost savings as a rational basis for canceling a solicitation, the federal government has fired back in a bid protest by RN Expertise Inc., which sued the U.S. Department of Defense in October 2009 for withdrawing a $15 million contract for drug testing services and handing the work over to a rival.

There is no dispute that RN Expertise's proposed prices for urine collection are higher than the prices the DOD obtained and the contractor's other arguments fall flat, the government said in a response...
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