GAO Denies Protest Against $22M Armored Vehicle Contract

Law360, Los Angeles (November 6, 2013, 3:58 PM EST) -- The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday denied Streit USA Armoring LLC's protest of the terms of the State Department's request for proposals for a $22.5 million armored vehicles contract, saying Streit failed to show the agency's requirement that the vehicles be factory-armored rather than retrofitted was unreasonable.

In denying Ladson, S.C.-based Streit's protest bid, the GAO said the State Department sufficiently supported its position that vehicles armored during the initial manufacturing process are inherently safer than those that are retrofitted with armor later. Streit, which provides armor retrofitting services, argued the agency unfairly shut...
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