SAIC to fight for lost $4.6B contract

Science Applications International Corp. isn’t taking the loss of one of its biggest contracts lying down. The company has filed a bid protest over the awarding of a $4.6 billion contract to Lockheed Martin to support the Defense Department’s Global Information Grid.

The company said it filed the protest June 22.

“We feel our solution is the best value for the customer and we are proud of our performance history on this contract,” SAIC said in a statement.

According to Deltek procurement data, the contract has brought in $3.8 billion since SAIC won it in 2002.

The new award to Lockheed is a seven-year contract with a three-year base worth $1.9 billion. There also are two two-year options that bring the total value up to $4.6 billion.

SAIC said it was disappointed in the decision to award the contract to Lockheed Martin.

“We have a strong and agile team, and because of our high technical readiness levels, we feel we are the best choice,” SAIC said in its statement.

The Global Information Grid is a series of interconnected networks and computer systems that serves as the backbone of DOD’s command and control systems. It is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Lockheed Martin is ranked No. 1 on the 2012 Washington Technology Top 100 list of the largest government contractors. SAIC is No. 4.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

Reader Comments

Tue, Jul 17, 2012 STL

Agree with both previous comments. SAIC thought they were DISA, owned and controlled all GIG activities and restricted employee recommendations for improvement. Manhandled and muscled all subcontractor vendors.

Tue, Jun 26, 2012 DC

SAIC just sat on the contract and provided lowest quality operations for 10 years. It's hard to believe they can chase this with a straight face, but when you get lawyers involved, its worth spending $100M for a shot at getting a $1B. A new contractor should work to modernize the network and mobility.

Tue, Jun 26, 2012

With statements like the following its no surprise they lost. As if Lockheed can't make the same statement -
“We have a strong and agile team, and because of our high technical readiness levels, we feel we are the best choice,” SAIC said in its statement.
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