Navy Unfairly Denied Ship Maintenance Contract: GAO

Law360, New York (November 29, 2010, 5:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has sustained a bid protest by a Norfolk, Va., ship maintenance and repair company that claimed the U.S. Navy unfairly adjusted the company’s proposed contract cost until it came in above a competitor’s.

The Navy unfairly tacked on costs for security guard and fire safety watch time to Marine Hydraulics International Inc.’s contract bid to perform repairs and maintenance of several LPD 17 Class ships, according to the GAO decision issued Nov. 3 and released this week.

Because of the Navy’s...
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