DOD Ignored Competition On $81M Crane Contracts: Report

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense inappropriately restricted competition on $81 million in contracts it awarded to FASCAN International Inc. to build crane arms that inspect roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a Pentagon report released Monday.

The DOD decided not to reach out to other possible contractors that could manufacture the interrogation arms for route clearance vehicles, instead handing out four sole-source contracts to FASCAN because it favored the company, the department’s inspector general said.

The report urged the DOD to develop a new...
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