Vodafone Sues UK Gov't Over Telecoms Contract Award

By Joanne Faulkner (September 2, 2021, 3:20 PM BST) -- Vodafone is suing the Foreign Office and the government's cultural outreach program for awarding a contract to keep running a secure communications channel to a rival, claiming that the decision breached European Union rules.

The telecommunications giant says in a High Court claim, which has recently been made public, that it was wrongly passed over during the tender process. Vodafone Ltd. claims the U.K, government made a series of errors in assessing bids before handing the contract to Fujitsu Services Ltd.

All three bidders for the contract to provide communication services to the Foreign Office, the Department for International Development and the British...

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