GAO Scraps Utility's Protest Of $278M Privatization Contract

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 7:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.'s protest of a $277.7 million contract to privatize electricity delivery in Aberdeen, Md., saying in a decision published Friday that the government acted reasonably when rejecting BGE's higher-priced bid.

The Defense Logistics Agency chose Calif.-based City Light & Power Inc. to privatize the electric distribution system at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, saying BGE's bid did not meet affordability and risk requirements required in the agency's solicitation.

The DLA sought bids from contractors who wished...
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