Published On: Sun, Feb 23rd, 2020

Judge temporarily halts work on JEDI agreement until justice can hear AWS protest

A hermetic sequence from a decider currently has halted a $10 billion, decade-long JEDI plan in a marks until AWS’s criticism of a agreement endowment to Microsoft can be listened by a court.

The sequence sealed by Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith of a U.S. Court Federal Claims stated:

The United States, by and by a Department of Defense, a officers, agents, and employees, is hereby PRELIMINARILY ENJOINED from move with agreement activities underneath Contract No. HQ0034-20-D-0001, that was awarded underneath Solicitation No. HQ0034-18-R-0077, until serve sequence of a court.

The decider was not holding this lightly, adding that Amazon would have to put adult $42 million bond to cover costs should it infer that a fit was filed wrongfully. Given Amazon’s value as of currently is $1.08 trillion, they can substantially means to put adult a money, though they contingency yield it by Feb 20th, and a justice gets to reason a supports until a final integrity has been made.

At a finish of final month, Amazon filed a fit to stop work on a plan until a justice could sequence on a protest. It is value observant that in protests of this sort, it is not surprising to stop work until a final preference on a endowment can be made.

In latest JEDI agreement drama, AWS files fit to stop work on project

This is all partial of an ongoing play that has left on for a integrate of years given a DoD put this out to bid. After most wrangling, a DoD awarded a agreement to Microsoft during a finish of October. Amazon filed fit in November, claiming that a boss had unduly shabby a process.

As we reported in December, during a press discussion during AWS re:Invent, a cloud arm’s annual patron conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy done transparent a association suspicion a boss had foul shabby a buying process:

“I would contend is that it’s sincerely apparent that we feel flattering strongly that it was not adjudicated fairly,” he said. He added, “I consider that we finished adult with a conditions where there was domestic interference. When we have a sitting president, who has common plainly his contempt for a company, and a personality of that company, it creates it unequivocally formidable for supervision agencies, including a DoD, to make design decisions but fear of reprisal.”

Earlier this week, a association filed paperwork to overthrow a boss and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

The whole matter from a justice currently crude a JEDI project:

**SEALED**OPINION AND ORDER extenuation [130] Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by plaintiff. The United States, by and by a Department of Defense, a officers, agents, and employees, is hereby PRELIMINARILY ENJOINED from move with agreement activities underneath Contract No. HQ0034-20-D-0001, that was awarded underneath Solicitation No. HQ0034-18-R-0077, until serve sequence of a court.

Pursuant to RCFC 65(c), plaintiff is destined to PROVIDE confidence in a volume of $42 million for a remuneration of such costs and indemnification as might be incurred or suffered in a eventuality that destiny record infer that this claim was released wrongfully.

As such, on or before 2/20/2020, plaintiff is destined to FILE a notice of filing on a calendar in this matter indicating a form of confidence obtained, and plaintiff shall PROVIDE a strange acceptance of confidence to a clerk of court. The clerk shall HOLD a confidence until this box is closed.

On or before 2/27/2020, a parties are destined to CONFER and FILE a notice of filing attaching a due redacted chronicle of this opinion, with any competition-sensitive or differently protectable information blacked out. Signed by Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith.

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