Amazon Sues DoD for Potential Revisions of JEDI Award
Amazon Web Services has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense for its potential revision of an evaluation criteria in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract award to Microsoft.
AWS deemed the DoD’s move as unfair and irrational, arguing that it would preserve Microsoft’s win by not allowing any price adjustments. In addition, AWS asserted that Microsoft’s storage offering falls short of the technical standards specified in the JEDI contract’s original request for proposal, thereby resulting in its disqualification, Federal Times reported.
In response, DoD spokesperson Lt. Col. Robert Carver maintained that the best way to resolve the problem is through the issuance of a solicitation amendment and the acceptance of limited proposal revisions before conducting a re-evaluation of both proposals. Carver also stressed that any re-evaluation on remand will be conducted in a fair and unbiased manner.
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