Amazon Web Services filed an agency protest with the Defense Department last week seeking what the company said was clarification over ambiguous pricing requirements in the amended JEDI solicitation.
The move comes as AWS’ case in federal court is on hold after a judge ordered the Defense Department to take corrective action to fix parts of the contract the Pentagon agreed were flawed when it made the award to Microsoft in last October.
In a statement regarding the protest, which is confidential, an AWS spokesperson told Nextgov the company took action only after the Defense Department refused to answer questions over multiple correspondences.
“AWS is committed to ensuring it receives a fair and objective review on an award decision that the Court found to be flawed. AWS repeatedly sought clarity from the DoD around ambiguous aspects of the amended solicitation and the DoD refused to answer our questions,” an AWS spokesperson said. “We simply want to ensure a common understanding of the DoD’s requirements and eliminate ambiguity that could impact a fair evaluation.”
Keep reading this article at: https://www.nextgov.com/it-modernization/2020/05/amazon-files-another-protest-over-jedi-contract/165243/