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S3 Loses Bid for New Shot at Army Helicopter Training Award

Dec. 30, 2021, 9:19 PM

A company that twice missed out on a government contract for helicopter flight training services lost its bid for another chance after the Federal Circuit Thursday rejected arguments the U.S. Army’s improper handling of the award prejudiced it.

System Studies & Simulation Inc., also known as S3, argued that there’s a presumption of prejudice whenever the U.S. Court of Federal Claims finds an agency “acted irrationally” in awarding a contract. “We reject that contention,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said.

S3 in 2019 successfully challenged an Army decision awarding the $75 million training contract to ...