Southern Scrap Material Company
B-401059: Apr 29, 2009
Southern Scrap Material Company, of New Orleans, Louisiana, challenges the inclusion of a liquidated damages provision in solicitation No. SDPEXC-08001, Announcement 12_22_08, as amended on January 16, 2009, issued by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) for a contractor to purchase and dismantle certain "non-retention" vessels held in the National Defense Reserve Fleet. Southern maintains that liquidated damages provisions are inappropriate for sales contracts such as this.
We deny the protest.