CADILLAC, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2012)—Avon Rubber P.L.C. said it will soon be back on track with deliveries of its protective mask M61 filters to the U.S. military after a legal challenge to the award was dropped.
The contractual protest to the U.S. Department of Defense was made by one of the losing bidders for the five-year filter replacement award worth $2.5 million.
The defense department informed Avon that the protest had been withdrawn as of Feb. 28, and it will now proceed with the deliveries specified under the contract. The filters are used for the M50 JSMPG respiratory masks.
Both are produced at Avon's Cadillac plant.
Under the Defense Department pact, which calls for indefinite quantity and delivery, the deal can be extended by two years if department officials determine there's a greater need for the products.