Cases & Deals

Calgon Carbon succeeds in bid protest relating to water filtration system in Yorba Linda Water District

Client(s) Calgon Carbon Corporation

Jones Day successfully represented Calgon Carbon Corporation in protesting the award of a bid for the procurement and installation of a water filtration system for the Yorba Linda Water District. After the award was made to a competing bidder, Jones Day helped Calgon challenge the bid process because, among other failures, the district relied on an undisclosed bid scoring criteria and failed to properly assess the overall lifetime savings offered by Calgon's bid. Jones Day quickly put together a detailed bid protest, obtained supporting documents through an expedited public records request, and argued the protest to the district's full board at a special meeting. The district found the protest had merit and rescinded the original contract award with the intention of re-bidding the project.