GCV Debriefing

By Sebastian Sprenger / August 22, 2011 at 8:06 PM

The losing contractor team in the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle competition is slated to get a debriefing from the government tomorrow in Detroit, according to Melissa Koskovich, a spokeswoman for lead company Science Applications International Corp.

While an SAIC-Boeing team was not selected to partake in technology development for the program last week, the meeting is crucial because it could determine whether the contractors believe they have grounds to file a protest with the Government Accountability Office.

Following a debriefing, companies typically have 10 days to file their case with GAO.

The SAIC-Boeing team had pitched a vehicle based on the chassis of the German Puma, which was to be extended to house a nine-man squad.

Citing federal procurement laws, an Army spokesman said he was unable to confirm or deny the date of the SAIC-Boeing debriefing.