GNYK press release
Following the decision of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Utilisation of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) not to remedy the complaint against the award decision on the MKS 180 project, the Kiel shipyard GERMAN NAVAL YARDS (GNYK) today submitted a review application to the Federal Public Procurement Chamber in Bonn within the time limit set.
A spokesman for the yard justifies the procedure as follows:
“We remain convinced that the decision of the BAAINBw was not lawful. We have weighty and convincing arguments for our legal action. We have presented these in detail. We reserve the right to take legal action, if necessary up to the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court.”
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Comment by Naval News
The BAAINBw announced on January 14th that Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding B.V. won the MKS 180 Multi-Purpose Combat Ship tender. Damen is partnering with Blohm+Voss and Thales to supply the German Navy with at least four frigates of type “Multi-purpose battle ship MKS 180”.
GNYK submitted a formal complaint on January 24th.