Wednesday, June 18, 2008
GAO Sustains Protest Of Tanker Award
“Our review of the record led us to conclude that the Air Force had made a number of significant errors that could have affected the outcome of what was a close competition between Boeing and Northrop Grumman. We therefore sustained Boeing’s protest,” stated Michael R. Golden, GAO managing associate general counsel for procurement law.
Boeing’s proposal is based on the KC-767 tanker; Northrop Grumman/EADS, on the KC-45 tanker version of the Airbus A330.