GAO Won't Award Costs In Robot Contract Bid Protests

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 1:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Tuesday denied MacroUSA Corp.’s bid to recover the cost of filing and pursuing an RFP protest, finding the Department of Defense agency issuing the request for proposals took corrective action on time and that MacroUSA’s protest was not clearly meritorious.

The McClellan, Calif.-based robotic and cybernetics company had asked for reimbursement costs associated with five protests of acquisitions conducted by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization for lightweight robots equipped with a manipulator arm, arguing the agency’s actions reflected...
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