GAO Sides With Navy On Va. Shipyard's $117M Bid Protest

Law360, Chicago (July 26, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Navy properly determined that a Norfolk, Va., shipyard’s $117 million bid for a vessel repair services contract was too high, according to a bid protest decision released Thursday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

In a decision originally filed under seal on July 15, the GAO rejected Lyon Shipyard Inc.’s protest that the Navy misled the company during price negotiations and failed to consider its history of competitive pricing on similar contracts.

“We find no error in the agency’s conduct of discussions or consideration...
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