GAO Tells Government To Rethink $200M Aircraft Contract

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The Government Accountability Office has agreed that the U.S. Coast Guard unfairly evaluated TIMCO Aviation Services' bid for a contract to perform aircraft inspections, sustaining the North Carolina company's protest against DRS Technical Services Inc. winning the $200 million contract, according to a decision made public Thursday.

The Coast Guard didn't adequately consider all of TIMCO's previous experience when it opted to award DRS a contract for so-called progressive structural inspections on aircraft at facilities in Elizabeth City, N.C., according to the decision. Instead, it relied...
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