DOD Must Obey Automatic Stay In $10B Military Food Protest

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 8:22 PM EST) -- A Court of Federal Claims judge hit the brakes on the U.S. Department of Defense attempt to replace a $10 billion contract to deliver food to troops in Afghanistan, ruling Tuesday that the DOD was not justified in ignoring the automatic stay that took effect when the new contract was protested.

Supreme Foodservice GmbH, which holds the current $10 billion contract, has protested the procurement, saying the Defense Logistics Agency unfairly penalized it for critical watchdog reports about the cost of the contract, and improperly evaluated...
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