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Leidos fights back after losing $25B Army competition

Leidos found itself on the wrong end in a competition for a $25.5 billion logistics contract and is appealing to the Government Accountability Office for another shot.

The Army’s Worldwide Logistics Support Services contract went to six other companies: AAR Supply Chain, Arma Aviation Corp., DynCorp International, L3 Vertex Aerospace, North American Surveillance Systems and Pinnacle Solutions.

WLSS-C covers a wide range of logistics services including logistics support, maintenance support, supply support, aircraft and flight operations, training, training aids, engineering services and contractor field teams.

A performance work statement that was part of the solicitation package describes a task order to support the Afghanistan Air Force with services to help the Afghan military take over the duties of maintaining and managing their aircraft.

This contract is a new vehicle but pulls together a variety of predecessor support contracts into one new procurement that runs through April 2028. It is open to any Defense Department customer as well as allies.

In addition to Leidos, Black Hall Aerospace also filed a protest. Black Hall is based in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Army received 10 bids and named six winners, so there might be two more protests coming.

Black Hall filed its bid protest April 16 and a decision is due July 25. Leidos filed its protest April 20 and expects a decision from GAO by July 30.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 23, 2018 at 1:38 PM


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