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Amazon's rare protest dismissed after typo revealed

A rare protest by Amazon of what I mistakenly thought was an award to Google has been dismissed.

Apparently, the Army was conducting market research about using Google’s GSuite at West Point. But a typo in the notice under the ACCENT basic ordering agreement made it look like a solicitation, a source told me.

GAO dismissed the protest on Thursday, according to its protest docket.

AWS objected because the solicitation specified the use of GSuite and AWS thought it was wrong to exclude others from the competition. I mistakenly thought that an award had already been made.

The Army apparently looked at what the cost and other factors of using GSuite but has not made a decision on whether or not it will move forward with a contract.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 13, 2018 at 1:54 PM

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