Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Point Blank files protest with Government accountability office
Point Blank files protest with Government accountability office
Sep '08
Point Blank Solutions Inc, a leader in the field of protective body armor, announced that it has received correspondence from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center notifying the Company that its proposals to supply certain protective materials have been eliminated from further consideration for award under the Army's Solicitation W91CRB-07-R-0079 (the “Solicitation”).

In addition the Company announced that it has filed a protest of the Army's decision with the United States Government Accountability Office (“GAO”). The Company remains in competition for award of a small portion of the contract for which proposals were sought by the Solicitation.

In letters received on August 28th and 29th, 2008, the Army notified the Company that certain Preliminary Design Models were deemed “unacceptable.” The Company vigorously disputes the Army's decision, and has submitted a protest asserting that the decision is unreasonable and inconsistent with the stated evaluation criteria. The Company intends to pursue all available legal remedies to challenge the Army's decision but cannot predict the outcome of its protest or of the ultimate contract awards.

The Company is not aware that any decisions on contract awards in response to the Solicitation have been made as of the date of the protest. The Company remains committed to providing the worlds best protection to soldiers and notes that the Army has options to provide the Improved Outer Tactical Vests (“IOTVs”) and related solutions to our soldiers. Thus, the Government's ability to provide this equipment to deploying soldiers will not be compromised.

Point Blank Solutions Inc

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Oct 2016

SGS develops 4C chemical management model for apparel

SGS, a leading inspection, auditing, certification, testing, and...

Textiles | On 26th Oct 2016

Whitehouse & URI Business Centre start RI textile network

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island...

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

Arvind to dilute 10% stake in brand business arm

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest integrated textile and apparel ...

Interviews View All

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search