Bid Decision on JLTV Protests by Northrop Grumman and Textron Marine
Source: US Government Accountability Office
Ref: File B-400837
Dated Feb. 17, issued March 4, 2009
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The JLTV program is a joint Army/Marine Corps program for the development and production of a family of vehicles consisting of 10 vehicle sub-configurations (General Purpose Mobility; Infantry Carrier, Fire Team; Reconnaissance; Command & Control On The Move; Heavy Guns Carrier; Close Combat Weapons Carrier; Utility; Ambulance (configurations B and C); Shelter Carrier/Utility/Prime Mover) in three payload categories, and companion trailers
Northrop Grumman Space and Missile Systems Corporation (NG), of Los Angeles, California, and Textron Marine & Land Systems Corporation, of Slidell, Louisiana, protest the U.S. Army Materiel Command's (AMC) award of contracts to Lockheed Martin Corporation Systems Integration (LM), of Owego, New York, BAE Systems Land & Armaments-Ground Systems, of Santa Clara, California, and General Tactical Vehicles (GTV), of Sterling Heights, Michigan, under request for proposals (RFP) No.W56HZV-08-R-0210, for the Technology Development phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).
Protest of agency evaluation of system maturity of offerors' proposed Joint Light Tactical Vehicle configurations is denied; agency reasonably determined that awardees had previously constructed and tested demonstrators or prototypes that were sufficiently representative of proposed configurations such that risk awardees would be unable to meet demanding performance schedule was materially reduced.
Agency reasonably determined that incorporated joint venture awardee satisfied requirement for Cost Accounting Standards disclosure statement where proposal included disclosure statements originally submitted by, and concerning cost accounting systems of, joint venture members/subcontractors; proposal indicated that all costs to be billed under contract would be incurred and accounted for by joint venture members/subcontractors, with no allowance for any costs to be incurred and accounted for at joint venture level; and proposal delineated overall share in cost of performance and specific roles to be filled by each joint venture member/subcontractor.

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