Marinette Challenges Coast Guard Award
Marinette Marine is challenging the U.S. Coast Guard's choice of Bollinger Shipyards to build the Fast Response Cutters. Marinette's protest was filed with the GAO, which is required to issue a ruling within 100 days. Marinette was one of three reported finalists in the competition to build the FRC.
On September 26, the Coast Guard tapped Bollinger to build the new Sentinel-class cutters, which is based on a Damen design. The initial contract award was for $88m to design and build the first patrol boat, the contract ultimately could expand to 34 new cutters at total value of $1.5 billion, reports indicated
Source: Defense News and Journal Sentinal