Texas company takes aim at $3B Army contract

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2009 1:28 PM

A Texas defense contractor has restated its opposition to a U.S. Army decision to award a $3 billion contract to a Wisconsin company for 23,000 military trucks and trailers.

Addressing reporters Monday, the president of Sealy, Texas-based BAE Systems-Tactical Defense Systems LP said he supported a U.S. Government Accountability Office ruling that the Army evaluation of its bid and those from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. and Illinois-based Navistar Defense LLC was flawed.

The BAE bid was nearly $3.5 billion, while the Oshkosh bid was about $3 billion. The Army said it based its decision on the difference in price.

In a statement, Oshkosh said it won the contract because of its competitive price and excellent evaluations for meeting vehicle production and delivery requirements.