Oracle was by no means keen on the JEDI cloud contract course of, that large $10 billion, decade-long Department of Defense cloud contract that went to a single vendor. It was eternally arguing to anybody who would hear that that course of was defective and favored Amazon.
Yesterday it misplaced one other spherical in courtroom when the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected the database large’s argument that the procurement course of was flawed as a result of it went to a single vendor. It additionally didn’t purchase that there was a battle of curiosity as a result of a former Amazon worker was concerned in writing the DoD’s request for proposal standards.
On the latter level, the courtroom wrote, “The courtroom addressed the query whether or not the contracting officer had correctly assessed the impression of the conflicts on the procurement and located that she had.”
Further, the courtroom discovered that Oracle’s case didn’t have benefit in some instances as a result of it failed to satisfy sure fundamental contractual standards. In different instances, it didn’t discover that the DoD violated any particular procurement guidelines with this bidding course of.
This represents the third time the corporate has tried to enchantment the method in a roundabout way, 4 in case you embody direct govt intervention with the president. In reality, even earlier than the RFP had been launched in April 2018, CEO Safra Catz introduced complaints to the president that the bid favored Amazon.
In November 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied Oracle’s protest that it favored Amazon or any of the opposite factors of their criticism. The following month, the corporate filed a $10 billion lawsuit in federal courtroom, which was denied final August. Yesterday’s ruling is on the enchantment of that call.
It’s price noting that for all its complaints that the deal favored Amazon, Microsoft truly received the bid. Even with that willpower, the deal stays tied up in litigation as Amazon has filed a number of complaints, alleging that the president interfered with the deal and that they need to have received on benefit.
As with all issues associated to this contract, the drama has by no means stopped.
Much to Oracle’s chagrin, Pentagon names Microsoft and Amazon as $10B JEDI cloud contract finalists