General Dynamics Loses Bid Protest For $51M Army Contract

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. can't overturn the award of a $51 million contract for mine-clearing devices to another company because evaluators reasonably dinged the firm for weaknesses in its technical proposal, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a decision released Friday.

The armament division of Virginia-based GD had protested the deal between the U.S. Army and American Ordnance LLC, saying it was unfairly downgraded on its quality and manufacturing plans and not given proper credit for its lower price.

At issue were mine-clearing line...
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