GAO Partially Upholds Protest Of $32M Navy Radar Contract

Law360, New York (June 6, 2017, 2:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has partially upheld a contractor’s challenge of the U.S. Navy’s decision to award a competitor a $32 million radar maintenance contract, finding in a decision released Monday that the agency could not back up certain ratings it credited for the winner’s past work.

As part of TOTE Services Inc.’s protest, the unsuccessful bidder contended that the Navy’s Military Sealift Command unit should not have credited “orphan ratings” that referred to either the quality or relevancy — but not both — of past projects included in the winning submission from U.S. Marine Management Inc. In sustaining this...

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