The Strategist

Amazon may challenge loss of $10 bln contract to Microsoft

10/29/2019 - 05:18

Amazon may challenge the loss of the US Department of Defense contract for $ 10 billion to Microsoft, reports Reuters. If the company decides to act, then this will happen next week. A source told the agency that it was considering options to challenge the Pentagon’s decision. Amazon did not comment on its next steps.

Tony Webster via flickr
Tony Webster via flickr
Experts said that the company has two main options. It may apply to the Government Accountability Office. Or go to court, which deals with federal lawsuits.

On October 25, the Pentagon published information about the contracts provided by the department. Among them was a tender for the creation of a $ 10 billion cloud storage infrastructure, which Microsoft and Amazon fought for. As a result, the Ministry of Defense decided in favor of the first.

Asked to comment on the decision, Amazon hinted at the pressure that could be put on the Pentagon by President Donald Trump.