WT Business Beat

By Nick Wakeman

Blog archive
Nick Wakeman

Dueling protests hit Afghan army contract

The protest fight over a $245 million contract to support Afghan army and police facilities has another wrinkle – dueling bid protests.

When the U.S. Army competed the contract, the incumbent, Vectrus, lost to IDS International Government Services and filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office. The protest led to a corrective action with the Army saying it would amend its solicitation.

Something in the solicitation didn’t sit right with Vectrus, so the company filed another protest. I covered that part yesterday.

In the meantime, the Army awarded a $3 million bridge contract to Vectrus so the company could continue to support the facilities until the new contract is in place.

That didn’t sit well with IDS, which filed a protest with GAO over the bridge contract.

From the dates on the GAO docket, both companies filed their protests on April 7, but I missed the IDS protest when I was going through the system yesterday.

Decisions on both protests are expected by July 16.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 09, 2015 at 1:32 PM


Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.