Firms protest $1.4B Army contract award
- By George I. Seffers
- Sep 21, 2000
Two losing contractors — Litton/PRC Inc. and Federal Data Corp. — have formally
protested the recent $1.4 billion award for the Army's Mini, Maxi and Database-1
The Army in late August awarded an $857 million contract to GTSI Corp. and
a $617 million deal to IBM Corp. Global Services-Federal to provide an array
of hardware, software and services to the Army, the Navy and the Treasury
Department. The dual award offers the Army several advantages, including
continuing competition and a continuing supply line should one contractor
run into trouble.
Industry and Army sources say they are forbidden to discuss the companies'
protests for legal reasons, so details are not yet available.
GTSI announced Wednesday that it will petition the Army to allow it to contest
the bid protests.