Back in November 2019, Amazon filed a lawsuit, basically claiming that the DoD JEDI contract being awarded to Microsoft was unjustly influenced by President Donald J. Trump. Microsoft was awarded the $10 Billion DoD JEDI contract, and Amazon (ahem… Jeff Bezos) was not happy about the decision. Amazon wasn’t alone in this opinion, as there was a fair amount of controversy around the awarding of the JEDI contract, but Amazon is the one that filed a lawsuit.
“the DoD’s decision to award the JEDI Cloud Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract to aSource: Report on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud Procurement
single contractor was consistent with applicable acquisition standards”
The Defense Department inspector general released a 317-page report on the JEDI cloud infrastructure procurement on Wednesday, April 14, 2020. In this report, it was found that no meddling was made in awarding the JEDI contract to Microsoft.
“Based on our interviews with relevant DoD officials and review of the relevant FederalSource: Report on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud Procurement
regulations, DoD policies, and contracting documentation, we concluded that the PCO’s rationale for
awarding a single contract was consistent with the authority granted to the PCO in FAR Part 16.”
There is a lot more information listed out in the 317 pages of the report, but the key take away is that the decision to award the DoD JEDI contract to Microsoft is being upheld. Sorry Amazon…
“We concluded that the process the DoD used to make the single-award decision was consistentSource: Report on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud Procurement
with applicable law and acquisition standards. Based on our interviews with the relevant DoD officials
and review of the market research information, we determined that the DDS conducted market
research in compliance with FAR Part 10 and that the market research data informed the DoD’s decision.”