Washington, 26 October 2019 (MIA) - The Pentagon has contracted with Microsoft to create a data storage infrastructure. As The Washington Post reported last night, the auction was also attended by Amazon, a company considered to be the main favorite of the tender.
"Microsoft won a $ 10 billion deal in ten years if all the work was done," the Pentagon said in a statement.
Amazon reacted to the tender defeat.
"A detailed evaluation based solely on comparative offers would make the outcome different," the company said.
In addition to Amazon and Microsoft, IBM and Oracle, companies that dropped out in the early stages, also participated in the tender. Google abandoned the tender in 2018 after its staff criticized its Pentagon engagements.
The Washington Post, a newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief, sees the backdrop of defeat in this tender in constant criticism of President Donald Trump for Bezos. It is rumored that Amazon almost won the tender this spring, but the Pentagon changed its mind and decided to consider the deal again.