Contractors Oppose Defense Bill's No-Bid Research Provision

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT) -- A contractor group on Thursday urged lawmakers to reject a legislative proposal that would grant the U.S. Department of Defense the ability to award no-bid, multiyear contracts to federally funded research and development centers, saying the DOD request would unnecessarily limit competition.

The House Armed Services Committee introduced the proposal March 29 in a fledgling draft of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 4310, at the request of the DOD. But the provision at issue, Section 802, is at odds with federal efforts to cut...
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