Jenner & Block

Gulfstream Aerospace’s $650 Million Contract Award Confirmed by GAO

Jenner & Block recently successfully represented client Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, in a bid protest filed by DynCorp International LLC over a $650 million U.S. Air Force contract awarded to Gulfstream for logistics support and maintenance services of the Air Force’s global fleet of C-20 and C-37 aircraft.  These aircraft are militarized versions of commercial business jets manufactured by Gulfstream and are used mainly to transport the vice-president, cabinet-level dignitaries, senior military leaders and other government officials around the world. 

In December 2013, the U.S. Government Accountability Office denied all of DynCorp’s protest grounds and upheld the award to Gulfstream, noting, in part, that “Gulfstream’s higher past performance rating gave [the Source Selection Authority] greater confidence in Gulfstream’s ability to successfully perform the contract.”  The firm’s team was led by Partner Kevin P. Mullen and included Associates Charles L. Capito and Ethan E. Marsh.