Planetarium Co. Can't Fight DOD Contract: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 2:16 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit affirmed Wednesday that Digitalis Education Solutions Inc. lacks standing to challenge a sole-source contract for digital planetariums because it never filed paperwork aimed at convincing the U.S. Department of Defense to open the contract to outside bidders.

In order to challenge the award of the sole-source contract to a rival planetarium maker, Digitalis would have had to show that it had a "direct economic interest" in winning that contract, which it did not do, according to the appeals court.

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