Protest Over $1.4B Air Force Contract Extension Tossed

Law360, New York (February 21, 2013, 1:52 PM EST) -- A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge on Friday tossed a bid protest from Red River Communications Inc. alleging the Air Force’s $1.4 billion extension of its Network-Centric Solutions contract unfairly excludes small businesses from receiving telecom contracts at Tinker Air Force Base.

U.S. Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller said the Air Force properly excluded the small-business maintenance provider from its telecom contracts at Tinger, saying the contract was part of a larger effort to update the technology to new “network-centric” technologies, and thus required more...
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