CFC Axes Shipyard's Bid Protest Suit Over $117M Bid

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 5:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Wednesday threw out a suit brought by Lyon Shipyard Inc. after it lost out on a U.S. Navy contract for vessel repair services in light of its costly $117 million bid, finding the Navy had adequate price discussions with the contractor.

CFC Judge Francis M. Allegra held that contrary to Lyon’s claim, there is no rule that required the Navy to discuss every weakness in Lyon's pricing proposal. Instead, an agency is only obligated to discuss a contractor’s price...
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