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For the Maritime Administration, ship operations are often an outsourced affair. But when MARAD sought a vendor to buy, staff and maintain ships for its ready reserve fleet, it made a number of errors in its solicitation. Federal Drive with Tom Temin got details on the case from procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo.
Tom Temin: You would think MARAD would have this kind of down to a science by now, but apparently they didn’t. What went wrong?
Joe Petrillo: Well, a bunch of things went wrong. There was a GAO bid