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New awards unlock $461M Army contract

A $461 million Army contract that was mired in bid protests might be getting unstuck now that more primes have been added to it.

The Army Materiel Command originally made awards to six companies for its Program Management Support Services 3 contract in March 2014, but they were quickly hit by protests by eight companies.

The protests led the Army to pull the contract back to re-evaluate bids. That was in May of 2014.

This week, the Army added three companies – Deloitte Consulting, ECS Federal Inc. and LOGC2 to the list of winners.

The original winners were ASI Government, Engility Corp., Logistics Management Institute, Sysorex Government Services, Suntiva LLC, and Zantech IT Services.

Of the eight protestors, Deloitte and LOGC2 are the only ones to be added to the contract so far. LOGC2 also goes by the name Connected Logistics. [Thanks to an alert reader for pointing out the LOGC2 and Connected Logistics are the same company.] ECS did not protest the contract, but its bid was re-evaluated when the Army took its corrective action.

Companies still on the outside looking in include: Baum, Romstedt Technology Research Corp., OBXtek, AASKI Technology, SMS Data Products Group, Systems Technologies Inc. and Savantage Solutions.

The contract has a $461 million value over five years and will be used for program management support at the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems headquarters, its directorates, project and product offices and related organizations.

Unless more awards are coming, the bidders who lost a second time can still file protests with the Government Accountability Office, so this one might not be a done deal yet.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Mar 04, 2015 at 9:32 AM

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