Navy's Award Of $128M Support Contract Upheld By GAO

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- PAE Government Services Inc. has lost a protest of the U.S. Navy's decision to award a rival a $127.6 million contract to support two bases in Africa, after failing to convince the U.S. Government Accountability Office that the Navy unfairly evaluated its proposed staffing levels.

PAE alleged the Navy conducted misleading and unfair discussions about its proposed staffing levels, asking for clarification without raising concerns and ultimately downgrading PAE's evaluation score after the first and only round of negotiations. The Navy then awarded KBR Inc. the...
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