AT&T is apparent selection to build FirstNet; Rivada Mercury files protest over elimination from bid

  • Source: Urgent Communications
  • Published: 12/05/2016 12:00 AM

Rivada Mercury is protesting its elimination from consideration to become FirstNet’s contractor to build and operate the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN)—an action that points to AT&T as the selected bidder, although court documents indicate that the award likely will be delayed until at least March. Rivada Mercury’s claims that the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)—the government agency overseeing the procurement process for the FirstNet contractor in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)—erred in eliminating the Rivada Mercury bid.


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