The U.S. Transportation Command fired its incumbent vehicle shipping contractor, America Auto Logistics. Instead, it gave the award to International Auto Logistics for $38 million less. USTRANSCOM said AAL’s past performance isn’t worth the higher price tag. But big problems with IAL’s services have the agency thinking it may have gotten what it paid for. Bill Welch, partner at McMahon, Welch and Learned, is following this protest for the Washington Business Journal. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what contractors can learn from this case.
When U.S. Transportation Command transitioned a nearly $1 billion contract to move servicemembers’ vehicles around the world to a new company a year and a half ago, seemingly everything that could have gone wrong actually went wrong.
A new OMB mandate gives agencies until Sept. 1 to come up with plans to transition their own package shipping contracts to a new contract vehicle negotiated and administered by the Defense Department.
U.S. Transportation Command has begun what may well be the most aggressive cloud computing migration the Defense Department has ever attempted, both in terms of its scale and of its pace.