AWS Won The tender
Oracle,IBM, Hitachi, GCP, AWS and Azure all responded to the JEDI RFP
GCP pulled out, as they couldnt meet the requirements cost effectivley
Hitachi got ejected in round 1
Oracle and IBM got ejected in round 2 due to not being able to fullfill the whole contract
AWS and MS got shortlisted,
DoD went back to the pair over the details, and requested MS beefed up some areas of theirs, they decided not to,
AWS was the only bidder to meet all the requirements and was about to be awarded the contract, untill Trump stuck his oar in.
Mark Esper announced he would review the process before it was awarded, then with his son working for IBM, had to recuse himself
his deputy under pressure from POTUS said there were some issues with how the latter rounds were performed or something like that and went back to the initial Proposals, and awarded to MS, as their bid was cheaper (but their bid didnt fullfill all the requirements.)
Oracle and IBM filed Suit based on the Open door between AWS and DoD, which they recon gave AWS more influence over the process, but this was thrown out all the way up the courts.
AWS filed their suit afterthe review awarded the contract to MS, stating that MS's bid did not meet the requirements, so they should not have been awarded the contract. Based on the briefs from both sides, the court granted Amazon an injuction to stop MS starting work untill the case was settled.
IMHO, the lot of them are shady SOBs and the only ones making money off this are lawyers.
However, the only bid to fully meet DoDs requirements was Amazon's and it should have won
However as Cheeto-in-chief hates Jeff, his dusty fingers are all over the award to his mate SatNad