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Sierra Nevada Corporation Protests NASA’s Commercial Crew Program Award

By Marc Boucher
September 26, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Protests NASA’s Commercial Crew Program Award
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Sierra Nevada Corporation

A representative from Sierra Nevada Corporation has confirmed to SpaceRef that they have filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office regarding the CCtCap contract.
It was just 10 days ago that NASA announced the award of $6.8 billion in contracts to Being ($4.2B) and SpaceX ($2.6B).

The details of the protest are not yet available on the GAO website. The Sierra Nevada representative said a press release is forthcoming.

7:00 p.m. ET Update: Sierra Nevada Corporation Challenges Award of NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Contract

“Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced today that it has filed a legal challenge to the award of contracts to Boeing and SpaceX under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) program. The CCtCap program will restore U.S. transportation capability to the International Space Station.

SNC, Boeing and SpaceX submitted separate proposals for the CCtCap program. While all three competitors were found to be compliant and awardable under the criteria set forth in the request for proposal (RFP), only two proposals were selected (Boeing and SpaceX), one of which would result in a substantial increased cost to the public despite near equivalent technical and past performance scores.”

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