Defense contractors build bid protests into their business strategies
Quiet efforts by competitors Boeing and Northrop Grumman are already underway to lay the groundworkâ€”including public relations plansâ€”for a protest of a $40-billion contract to build U.S. Air Force refueling tankers that hasnâ€™t even been awarded. This aggressive approach by the two contractors could be an indicator that the age of the bid protestâ€”once rare when disputes were handled quietlyâ€”has arrived. And, it isnâ€™t going away. It could also point to an emerging strategy of firms ...
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