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Members of the Vedder Price Government Contracts group successfully represented AECOM Management Services, Inc. (an Amentum company) in protesting the Navy’s award of a $534.9 million task order to provide contractor logistics support for F-5 N/F and F-16 A/B aircraft to Vertex Aerospace, LLC (“Vertex”).

Attorneys Kevin P. Connelly, Kelly E. Buroker and Jeffrey M. Lowry established that the Navy had not treated AECOM fairly during the evaluation and award process, through how it engaged in interchanges with AECOM versus the awardee, Vertex. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) agreed, sustained AECOM’s protest and recommended that the Navy re-open interchanges with AECOM, provide AECOM an opportunity to revise its proposal and for the Navy to then perform a new evaluation and make a new award decision.

To read Law360’s coverage of the case, please click here.


Kelly E. Buroker


Kevin P. Connelly


Jeffrey M. Lowry