GAO Tosses $64M Airfield Lighting Contract Protest

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 6:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has tossed Patriot Taxiway Industries Inc.'s protest of a $64.4 million contract to design a portable airfield lighting system for the U.S. Air Force, which the company insisted could not be done at that price.

How to determine whether a price is reasonable is a matter of “administrative discretion,” and the GAO should give an agency the benefit of the doubt unless its determination seems wholly unreasonable, acting GAO General Counsel Lynn H. Gibson said in the office’s decision, which was...
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