Oshkosh Defense Files Challenge with Canadian International Trade
- Challenge Cites PWGSC's Failure to Conduct a Fair and Transparent Procurement Process
Oshkosh Defense Canada, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announced today that it has filed a challenge with the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) of Public Works and Government Services Canada’s (PWGSC), now Public Services and Procurement Canada, contract award decision for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) procurement. The MSVS SMP contract award was announced in July 2015 and valued at $834 million (CAD). The challenge process, which is the legal process designed to provide an independent review of Canadian Government procurements, was initiated by Oshkosh on January 6, 2016 and the CITT has now accepted the inquiry based on Oshkosh’s filing.
“The MSVS SMP competition was intended to provide the most capable technical solution to the Department of National Defence, as well as the best value for Canadian taxpayers,” said Wilson Jones, president and chief executive officer of Oshkosh Corporation. “We firmly believe Oshkosh provided the overall best value offering for MSVS SMP. Following a thorough review during the past five months, Oshkosh has concluded that there are significant questions regarding the conduct of the MSVS SMP testing and evaluation under the terms of the Request for Proposal that support a formal challenge with the CITT.”
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Source : Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) - view original press release