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DEOS headed for recompete

The General Services Administration and Defense Information Systems Agency, which partnered on the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) cloud contract, have pulled an award to General Dynamics and will re-do the competition.

Perspecta’s Sept. 9 protest – and supplemental protest filed Sept. 23 -- evidently contained some valid complaints against the award of the $7.6 billion DEOS cloud contract to General Dynamics. It pointed out real issues with how GSA and DISA evaluated proposals for the  DEOS contract.

The protest documents are under a protective order, but in general Perspecta made two allegations. The first was that the evaluation wasn’t done properly. It also alleged that General Dynamics had a conflict of interest. But one source said that apparently there was a problem with how each company interpreted the pricing requirements. So GSA and DISA will have to clarify that section of the solicitation.

Another source indicated that GSA will update its requirements and let the bidders revise their proposals. GSA and DISA will then reevaluate proposals and make a new award. The government will also review the allegation of organizational conflict of interest and make a decision about that matter as well.  

This article was first posted to Washington Technology, a sibling site to GCN.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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