Gov't Fights Vodafone Lawsuit Over UK Contract Award

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley (October 19, 2021, 3:10 PM BST) -- The Foreign Office and the government's cultural outreach program have fought back against a lawsuit brought by telecommunications giant Vodafone, saying it was within its rights to pass over the company in a public contracting process.

The Foreign Office and the British Council told the High Court in a Sept. 13 defense, which has now been made public, that Vodafone Ltd. has no right to ask the courts to order a re-run of a government bidding process in which the telecoms company lost out to a Japanese rival, Fujitsu Services Ltd.

The two agencies have sought to refute Vodafone's arguments that...

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