Tenders and public work procurement

June 30, 2020 - 1:14 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s interior minister on Tuesday stepped down in protest of an investigation against the economy minister in the procurement of medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak. Ales Hojs said that the probe was politically motivated and directed against the...
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Technician of the French General Armament Directorate, DGA, specialized in research of Bacteriological Chemical and Nuclear military protection gear analyze public masks in their lab at Vert Le Petit, south of Paris, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 as a nationwide confinement continues to counter the COVID-19. The DGA is responsible for giving official stamps of approval for masks being piloted by French companies, vital equipment that will help prevent dissemination and transmission of coronavirus. The DGA approval is not legally obligatory for masks to be sold on French soil. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 06, 2020 - 3:53 pm
VERS-LE-PETIT, France (AP) — In normal times, France’s state Defense Procurement Agency would be busy shopping weapons systems for France’s military. During the coronavirus pandemic, its brief has been expanded to include a smaller-scale but equally important task: Testing face masks. The agency...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva at the Foreign Ministry in Lisbon Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
December 05, 2019 - 7:27 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal won’t exclude Chinese companies from competing in a planned public tender for the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network, senior Portuguese officials told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday. Portugal is the latest European Union country to resist...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva at the Foreign Ministry in Lisbon Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
December 05, 2019 - 7:02 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Senior Portuguese officials have told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo they won’t exclude Chinese companies from competing in a planned public tender for the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network. It is the latest move by a European Union country resisting U.S...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
November 15, 2019 - 3:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
November 15, 2019 - 1:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
November 14, 2019 - 7:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. The...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
November 14, 2019 - 7:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. The...
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November 05, 2019 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is forming a special group of prosecutors and watchdogs from several agencies to fight bid-rigging, price fixing and other fraud that hurts competition in federal government contracting. Justice officials say the new effort against collusion in government...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump, left, and Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, center, listen as Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, speaks during an American Technology Council roundtable in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington. Amazon and Microsoft are battling for a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first “war cloud.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 09, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the...
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