US Dodged Contract Rules In Sole-Source Award: Judge

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. government violated contracting law by deliberately failing to seek competitive offers on a contract for troop shelters in Afghanistan and intentionally delaying public notice of the contract award to avoid bid protests.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Thomas Wheeler called the government’s award of a sole-source contract for 16 troop shelter systems to Alaska Structures Inc. unjustified and illegal, saying it ran afoul of competition requirements in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

California Industrial Facilities Resources Inc. filed...
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