Missed Deadline Sinks Dell's Bid For Navy Contract: GAO

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT) -- Dell Services Federal Government Inc. can't force its way back into competition for a U.S. Navy submarine technical support contract after missing a revision deadline, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office decision made public Monday.

Dell, one of three contractors vying for the contract, missed a May 23 deadline for revised proposals and blamed the Navy contractor officer for not immediately following up after requesting the revision in an email to Dell's contracts administrator that was bounced back as undeliverable.

But the contracting officer had...
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