On June 17, 2020, the Government Accountability Office denied a bid protest brought by incumbent vendor Perspecta challenging the Navy’s decision to award a $7.7 billion contract for new IT network services to Robbins Russell client Leidos. The contract is one of the largest IT contracts ever awarded by the Government and will update and modernize all of the Navy’s enterprise networks and network services. Leidos intervened in the action and filed briefs in support of the Navy’s award decision. According to GAO’s managing associate general counsel for procurement law, the Navy “reasonably determined that Leidos did not have an unfair competitive advantage” and that the “Navy’s evaluation was reasonable” and any errors “did not result in competitive prejudice to Perspecta.” Robbins Russell senior counsel Deneen Melander and partner Mike Waldman along with associates John Goerlich and Leslie Esbrook represented Leidos along with attorneys at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
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