Court approves AECOM's request for GAO opinion

By Marjorie Censer / August 16, 2019 at 1:20 PM

(Editor’s note: This story originally indicated the wrong date of approval for AECOM’s request. Approval was granted Aug. 21. The earlier order was a "draft" version submitted by AECOM and had not been OK'd by the judge.)

In the latest move in the fight over LOGCAP V, AECOM has successfully sought the Government Accountability Office's insight into the program.

AECOM, which was not one of the awardees of the program, had asked the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to seek out the decision GAO would have issued on LOGCAP V. GAO denied DynCorp's protest, but dismissed those of AECOM and other competitors after DynCorp took the matter to federal court.

In a decision filed Aug. 21, the court granted AECOM's motion to get an "advisory opinion" from GAO, though it noted it would be "non-binding."

The court says it would like GAO’s advisory opinion on or before Sept. 4.

Ralph White of GAO told Inside Defense that "on occasion, federal judges have asked us for advisory opinions."

"We've accommodated them when possible," he added.