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United States Court of Federal Claims
October 7, 2021, Filed
OPINION AND ORDER
SMITH, Senior Judge
This action is before the Court on the parties' Cross-Motions for Judgment on the Administrative Record. Plaintiff, PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC ("PAE"), challenges the U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP" or "Agency" or "Government") award decision under Request for Proposals, No. 70B02C18R00000063 ("RFP" or "Solicitation"). See generally Complaint, ECF No. 1 [hereinafter Compl.]. Specifically, PAE challenges the Agency's evaluation of the following: (1) PAE's proposal regarding its planned labor efficiencies and its Cost Proposal, and (2) Dyncorp International, LLC's ("Dyncorp") change in corporate ownership. Id. Additionally, plaintiff asserts that the Agency failed to amend the Solicitation to reflect current operational requirements and failed to conduct a best value determination. Id. at 21-22; 25-26.2
In response, defendant contends that the Agency properly (1) assigned PAE a weakness for its reduction in aircraft mechanic and aircraft mechanic supervisor labor, (2) rejected PAE's proposed escalation rates, (3) considered DynCorp's ownership change, (4) conducted a best value determination, and (5) determined its requirements without need for an amendment. See generally Defendant's Cross-Motion for Judgment on the Administrative Record, and Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Judgment on the Administrative Record, ECF No. 60 [hereinafter Def.'s CMJAR]. Similarly, defendant-intervenor argues that the Agency conducted a proper evaluation and was not required to amend the Solicitation. Defendant-Intervenor's Cross-Motion for Judgment on the Administrative Record and Response to Plaintiff's Motion for Judgment on the Administrative Record, ECF No. 61 [hereinafter Def.-Int.'s CMJAR]. For the reasons set forth below, the Court denies PAE's Motion for Judgment on the Administrative Record and grants defendant's and defendant-intervenor's Cross-Motions for Judgment on the Administrative Record.
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2021 U.S. Claims LEXIS 2256 *; 156 Fed. Cl. 454
PAE AVIATION & TECHNICAL SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, v. THE UNITED STATES, Defendant, and DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL, LLC, Defendant-Intervenor.
Subsequent History: Reissued: October 21, 20211 [*1] .
Prior History: PAE Aviation & Tech. Servs., LLC v. United States, 2021 U.S. Claims LEXIS 1879 (Fed. Cl., Aug. 10, 2021)
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