University of Dayton Research Institute--Costs
B-296946.7, Oct 23, 2006
University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) requests that our Office recommend the amount the Department of the Air Force should reimburse UDRI for the costs of filing and pursuing a protest UDRI previously filed with our Office; the agency responded to UDRI's protest by taking corrective action. See University of Dayton Research Inst., B-296946, Oct. 19, 2005. Following our dismissal of UDRI's protest, UDRI submitted a request to this Office, seeking our recommendation that the agency reimburse UDRI for the costs it had incurred in filing and pursuing the protest. In response, the agency stated that it intended to reimburse UDRI for its reasonable protest costs. Accordingly, we closed our file on UDRI's request, pending the parties' agreement regarding the properly reimbursable amount. The parties have been unable to reach agreement on that issue. On June 14, 2006, UDRI submitted a request that this Office recommend the proper amount of reimbursable costs.
We recommend that the Air Force reimburse UDRI $74,912.17 for the costs of filing and pursuing its protest.