State Dept. Bungled $450M London Embassy Award, GAO Says

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of State wrongly denied a joint proposal by Clark Construction Group LLC and The Foulger-Pratt Cos. for a $450 million contract to build a new U.S. embassy in London, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a decision published Friday.

A joint venture of the construction firms won a bid protest challenging the award of the contract to B.L. Harbert International LLC, according to the July 23 decision. The State Department chose Harbert’s proposal because it had a slightly cheaper price tag —...
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