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Protests starting to roll in for Army's $5B ADMC 3 contract

With 58 bids and only nine winners it is no surprise that the Army is being hit with bid protests over the $5 billion Army Desktop and Mobile Computing 3 contract.

The Government Accountability Office has logged six protests so far and one is from an incumbent from ADMC 2. Transource Services Corp. filed one of the first protests.

Six incumbents on ADMC-2 failed to win spots on ADMC 3, but Transource is the only one so far to file a protest.

Some big names failed to make the cut including HP Inc., CDW-G, MPC-G, Telos and Westwood.

The only incumbents to make it to ADMC 3 are Dell Federal and NCS Technologies.

In addition to Transource, other companies filing protests include:

  • MicroTech
  • Sterling Computers
  • AlphaSix Corp.
  • ACE Computers
  • BahFed Corp.

The ADMC vehicle has been the Army’s primary source for hardware buys for many years and is the program it has used to push for standardization around PCs, laptops and other commodity IT buys.

Right now, GAO is expected to rule on the protests by early June.

I’m still tracking the docket to see if either HP or CDW-G files a protest. CDW was second in value of task orders under AMC 2 with $706.3 million, and HP was third with $44.8 million. Neither company has responded to requests for comment.

While protests are pending, the Army cannot award task under the contract.


Posted by Nick Wakeman on Feb 27, 2017 at 12:11 PM

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