GAO Denies Raytheon's Homeland Security Bid Protest

Law360, New York (May 19, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied Raytheon Co.’s protest over a multimillion-dollar contract for mobile surveillance equipment used on the U.S.-Mexico border, rejecting claims that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security misevaluated its proposal, according to a decision published Thursday.

According to the decision, dated April 26, DHS rejected Raytheon's proposal after seeing that revisions to the gear would have required the operator to assemble and disassemble parts of the surveillance gear, which allegedly made the design “unattractive in respect to mobility and ease of...
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