The second competing protest has been filed with the Department of Defense and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has requested clarity regarding the DOD’s proposed review of the $ 10 billion JEDI cloud contract.
Last month, a federal judge decided that the Pentagon could take the 120 days requested to “reconsider” the aspects of the supply that had been challenged during the first Amazon protest.
The DOD has since modified the part of the contract dealing with a pricing scenario for cloud computing companies. Amazon and the Microsoft auction winner were allowed to submit new proposals.
Amazon now says the wording was “ambiguous” and efforts to get more clarity from the Pentagon have been denied.
In a blog post, Microsoft accuses Amazon of deliberately blocking its JEDI work.
Amazon has its own blog, which begins: “Since we lodged our protest, we have been clear in our intent: we don’t think the JEDI award has been judged fairly, we think political interference has had an impact blatant on the award decision, and we ‘are committed to ensuring that the assessment receives fair, objective and impartial consideration.’
Article updated with the blog of Amazon.