The Us software company Oracle is suing the government of the United States to a procurement process for cloud services for the Pentagon.
The tendering of the contract to one party “is contradictory with the procurement requirements and is not synchronized with the strategy of the sector,” says the company in a statement at TechCrunch.
The Us department of Defense is looking for a company to have its cloud services to take care of. The contract is to be awarded to one party, and has a maximum term of ten years, although the Pentagon in the interim from may steps.
Because the miljardencontract is granted to one party, inhibits the tendering process, according to Oracle “constant competition, rapid innovation, and lower prices”. In addition Oracle have included Amazon, Microsoft and IBM’s interest in the contract to win. Google had also shown interest, but has earlier this year withdrawn.
Oracle was previously zero sleep
Oracle did previously complained to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the highest authority that the internal study of the work of the federal U.s. government.
The GAO ruled in november that the decision of the ministry of Defense to the contract to grant to one party complies with the procurement rules. The advisory body considered furthermore that, for the sake of national security the best way is to contract to a single company.