FALLS CHURCH, Va. (December 15, 2009) – DynCorpInternational LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DynCorpInternational Inc. (NYSE:DCP), has filed a pre-award protest withthe Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the plannedprocurement of training and mentoring of police and governmentpersonnel in Afghanistan by the Department of Defense through taskorders issued by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense CommandCounter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office (CNTPO). DynCorpInternational is the incumbent contractor currently performing theprotested work through the Department of State’s CIVPOLcontract. The work being performed in Afghanistan on a taskorder under the current CIVPOL contract is in the process of beingtransferred by the U.S. government to the Department of Defense,through the CNTPO program.
DynCorp International believes that the existing CNTPO contracthas a limited scope and is structured solely to procuretechnologies and technology based goods and services related toCNTPO’s mission, which is the development of technologies relatedto counter-drug and counter narcoterrorism activities. The GAOprotest challenges the proposed task orders as being beyond thescope of the CNTPO contract because they include activities thatare not related to technology development and counter-drug andcounter narcoterrorism efforts.
Additionally, the protested CNTPO contract limits bidding andexcludes the incumbent, DynCorp International, and other potentialqualified bidders from participation because they are not existingCNTPO contract holders. DynCorp International requests in the GAOprotest that the contested services be obtained through full andopen competition, which DynCorp International believes will resultin better pricing and a best value solution for the U.S.government, not through a limited set of pre-selectedcontractors.
“We have been a proud partner of the U.S. government in the effortto build the capacity and capability of the Afghan Police force,and advocate a contract procurement approach that will bring thebest value and service solution for the U.S. government,” statedWilliam L. Ballhaus, President and Chief Executive Officer ofDynCorp International. “Irrespective of the outcome of thisprotest, we continue to enjoy a strong relationship with theDepartment of Defense and Department of State in Afghanistan, Iraqand other parts of the world providing essential governmentservices in support of U.S. national security and foreign policyobjectives.”
As previously disclosed, DynCorp International’s current civilianpolice task order in Afghanistan ends in February 2010. Thecurrent task order contributed $118 million of revenues for the sixmonths ended October 2, 2009. The migration of civilian policetraining in Afghanistan to the CNTPO program would not result in achange in DynCorp International’s previously disclosed totalbacklog and would not materially change DynCorp International’spreviously disclosed estimated remaining contract value.
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