Pentagon to reconsider certain aspects of $10 billion JEDI Contract: court filings

According to court filings by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Thursday, the DoD is asking permission from the court to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp.

Last month, a U.S. judge had granted Amazon.com Inc’s request to temporarily halt the DoD from going ahead with the deal with Microsoft, which according to Amazon reflects undue influence by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Attorneys for the U.S. government have asked the federal judge to grant the Pentagon “120 days to reconsider certain aspects of the challenged agency decision,” said the DoD in a filing to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims late on Thursday.

“DoD does not intend to conduct discussions with offerors or to accept proposal revisions with respect to any aspect of the solicitation other than price scenario,” reads the filing.

The Pentagon wants to now re-evaluate certain parts of the bidders’ price proposals and online marketplaces.

“We are pleased that the DoD has acknowledged ‘substantial and legitimate’ issues that affected the JEDI award decision, and that corrective action is necessary,” said a spokesman for Amazon’s cloud computing unit.

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