GAO Nixes Protest Over Navy Ship Repair Contract

Law360, New York (May 17, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office denied Marine Hydraulics International Inc.'s protest over the Navy's decision to again award a contract for ship maintenance and repair around Norfolk, Va., to a competitor, according to a ruling publicized Monday.

The award of the contract to Earl Industries LLC came after the Navy re-evaluated cost proposals for the work on LPD 17 class ships based on a GAO decision last year in favor of MHI, which argued that the military branch unfairly adjusted Earl's proposed contract cost.

But MHI...
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