RJO Helps Client Defend BART Contract Award
RJO attorneys Aaron Silberman and Lauren Kramer helped client MERMEC Inc. defend its contract award by the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to provide a track geometry car, a custom rail car outfitted with sophisticated diagnostic and measurement systems to monitor the BART commuter rail system. RJO successfully defended MERMEC in an administrative bid protest of the proposed BART award, brought by a disappointed bidder and decided by the BART Procurement Department. RJO also successfully defended MERMEC against a petition filed by another disappointed bidder with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. RJO assisted MERMEC in the FTA’s pre-award audit and in proving that the petition’s allegation – that MERMEC’s proposal did not meet Buy America requirements – was wholly without merit.