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More protests for NetCents 2

Two more companies have joined four other losing bidders in protesting the Air Force’s NetCents 2 Application Services contract awards.

InfoReliance Corp. and Computer Sciences Corp. both filed protests on Friday. Decisions on their protests are due Nov. 25.

Their protests follow the protests of Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, HP Enterprise Services and Northrop Grumman.

More protests could be coming as the Air Force received 21 bids and only made six awards.

At the risk of repeating myself, the Air Force faces an interesting decision.

They will reaffirm the perception that they are dysfunctional if they quickly cave in and pull the awards for a self-imposed corrective action.

You’d think that after all the time they have taken with NetCents 2 – we are less than three months away from the third anniversary of the RFP – that their decision making would be bullet proof and they’d be able to withstand a bid protest fight.

But if recent history is any kind of indication, there are no clear skies ahead for the Air Force.

 

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM


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