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DHS to reconsider vendors excluded from EAGLE II

Department's action averts GAO ruling on protests

Jan. 3, 2014 - 04:53PM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is re-evaluating the proposals of protesting vendors excluded from the seven-year, $22 billion Eagle 2 information technology contract, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Because DHS is working with the companies challenging the award. GAO will not rule on the pending protests.

The vendors have the option to file a new protest if DHS re-evaluates the final award and still determines that a company will not be included, according to the GAO.

The companies who had protested the award included Accenture Federal Services, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Harris IT Services Corp. and CGI Federal.

DHS also has been under fire from lawmakers. Reps. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., chairman of the Homeland Oversight and Management Efficiency subcommittee, said in a letter Nov. 8 that DHS took too long to award the contracts, wrote a poorly worded solicitation and didn't allow businesses to update their offers.

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