Army eyes keeping $82B LOGCAP awards as they are

The Army has told the federal judge officiating the $82 billion LOGCAP V contract protest fight that the plan is to keep the original awards as they are. But a final resolution still awaits.

The Army has wrapped up its second look at proposals for the much fought-over $82 billion LOGCAP V global logistics contract to give disappointed bidders at least another chance.

But the original end result still holds for now. In a Court of Federal Claims status update filed Wednesday, the Army said it “intends to proceed with the previously awarded LOGCAP V contracts on or after March 2, 2020.”

First disclosed in December, the Army’s re-examination of bids centered around price reasonableness determinations for the six proposals that were submitted.

Incumbent DynCorp International filed a lawsuit over its exclusion from the new contract and objected to those price determinations. LOGCAP V was a key recompete for the company, which has secured other large wins in the meantime to at least partially backfill any headwinds from this loss as the protest cycle advanced.

But the winners of this high-profile contract will not get to start on the work just yet. The Army separately filed the contracting officer's determinations under seal and those add up to more than 1,000 pages, according to the status update.

“Today, the Army reported to the Court of Federal Claims on the corrective action it was ordered to take regarding the LOGCAP V procurement. However, the Army submitted its supporting documents under seal, so we do not yet know if the Army conducted a proper evaluation. The Army voluntarily agreed to extend its voluntary stay of award until March 2, 2020 and we continue to litigate in the court to have our proposal fairly evaluated," John Gastright, DynCorp senior vice president of government relations and communications, told WT in an emailed statement.

Version number five of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program has been the subject of multiple protests since its award in April of last year.

LOGCAP V awards were divided into seven regions of responsibility and went to four winners: KBR, Vectrus, Fluor Corp., and a joint venture of PAE and Parsons Corp. One company was chosen per region, but KBR and Vectrus were each chosen for more than one.

The former AECOM Management Services business (now Amentum) also went to court after it was not selected but was not able to argue its case.

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