J&J/BMAR Joint Venture, LLP--Costs
B-290316.7, Jul 22, 2003
J&J/BMAR Joint Venture, LLP requests that our Office recommend that the Department of the Army reimburse the firm the reasonable costs of filing and pursuing its protest with respect to solicitation No. DAKF23-01-R-0201. This solicitation provided for a cost comparison pursuant to Office of Management and Budget Circular A76 to determine whether to retain in-house or contract out performance of Public Works Business Center service at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. We dismissed the protest as academic on October 9, 2002 based on the Army's advice that it was taking corrective action in the procurement. J&J/BMAR contends that it should be reimbursed its protest costs because the Army has not timely implemented the promised corrective action.
We deny the request.