Priority One Services, Inc.--Costs, B-288836.5, November 8, 2002
B-288836.5: Nov 8, 2002
Which was recommended in a decision sustaining a protest of a procurement set-aside for small businesses. Is denied where the protester was ineligible for award under the protested procurement because it was not a small business and the protester did not comply with the 13 C.F.R. Thus was ineligible for award under the protested procurement. It was not an interested party under our Bid Protest Regulations and should not be reimbursed its costs of filing and pursuing the protest. The protester argues that it was a small business when it filed its protest and there is no reason to modify the recommendation made in our initial decision that these costs be reimbursed. Some background facts are necessary.