Protests have been filed, in line with established procedures, against the United States Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) award on April 30 of the new multi-year Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) (HTC711-19-R-R004) to American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group, Inc. (ARC).
The protests concerning the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) award were filed by two unsuccessful parties. This is a standard process available through the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to ensure TRANSCOM followed the terms of the solicitation and applicable acquisition regulations. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for US Congress.
The filings cause an automatic stay on the implementation of the contract for at most 100 days, which is the maximum amount of time the GAO has at its disposal to investigate and deliver their decision on whether the protests have merit. The GAO decisions are due by August 31 and September 3, respectively, for the two protests.
With large government contracts it is not unexpected that unsuccessful bidders protest the award. We have no reason to believe that the protest process will change the ultimate outcome of the award.
ARC provides global logistics and shipping services to the U.S. Government. ARC and its affiliates own and manage the largest U.S.-flag roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) fleet. This includes providing American-owned, managed, and crewed Ro-Ro shipping and intermodal services committed to the requirements of the Department of Defense, other U.S. Government departments and agencies, and commercial customers.
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