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Update on GD-Lockheed fight for Army contract

Thanks to an alert reader, I saw that I had missed a crucial fact in Lockheed Martin’s protest fight over an Army IT contract won by General Dynamics.

Lockheed is the incumbent on the contract, and it’s pulled in over $937.4 million in business since winning it in 2006, according to Deltek.

No wonder the company is fighting hard to keep the Army IT Agency as its customer.

Under the contract, Lockheed provides people, equipment, tools, materials and supervision for enterprise transport management services.

With the Army re-evaluating bids as a result of Lockheed’s protest, the company continues to provide the services under a bridge contract that runs through the end of September. The bridge contract was put into place before the Army awarded the contract to GD in February.

If I’m reading the Deltek files correctly, Lockheed took over the work in 2006 and won a recompete in 2009. They didn’t get as lucky with the third competition, losing to GD.

But their protest to the Government Accountability Office convinced the Army reopen evaluations around fixed price and cost-reimbursement pricing, as well as looking into an organizational conflict of interest issue Lockheed raised.

The contract is now back in the Army’s hands, and Lockheed has no guarantee that it will keep the work, but the fight will continue.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Mar 26, 2014 at 9:27 AM


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