Disputed Rebid of New Orleans Flood Project Upheld by Judge
A U.S. Court of Claims judge has ruled the Army Corps of Engineers can resume its rebid of a large flood-control project contract in New Orleans that was interrupted last November, when the winning joint venture, CBY, sued to halt the rebid. The court says the document is under seal, but an attorney for a losing competitor, PCCP, confirmed the May 11 ruling by Judge Victor Wolski. "We are obviously pleased," Neil O'Donnell, attorney for PCCP, told ENR on May 15. The Corps, which began the reprocurement last fall after the losing bidders successfully protested the original $675-million award to CBY, did not say how the process would restart.