GAO Rules For Missouri Machinery In Bid Protest

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 2:27 PM EST) -- Missouri Machinery & Engineering Co. has come out on top in its bid protest of a U.S. Coast Guard solicitation for pump repairs on patrol boats, with the U.S. Government Accountability Office ruling that the agency improperly limited competition by requiring that bidders be authorized as repair facilities for the pumps' original manufacturer.

The GAO sustained Missouri Machinery's bid protest on Thursday, finding that the Coast Guard had not shown that the restriction on competition was necessary to meet its needs.

According to the protest, the...
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