Oshkosh Corporation, the current manufacturer of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, has filed a protest of the Army’s decision to award a follow-on production contract to rival AM General. Oshkosh argues that the pricing in the AM General proposal was so aggressive that it was unrealistic, and that by accepting it the Army has injected substantial risk into what had been a model acquisition program. Oshkosh is asking the Government Accountability Office to review the Army’s evaluation of proposals, in the hope that it will recommend a more rigorous analysis of the competing offerings. I have written a commentary for Forbes.com here.
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