EBSCO Publishing, Inc.--Costs
B-298918.4, May 7, 2007
EBSCO Publishing, Inc. requests that our Office recommend that the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) pay EBSCO's costs of filing and pursuing its bid protest, including reasonable attorneys' fees, after DODEA took corrective action in response to the company's earlier protest. EBSCO also asks that we recommend that DODEA reimburse attorneys' fees at a rate above the $150 per hour statutory cap at 31 U.S.C. 3554(c)(2)(B) (2000), to reflect increases in the cost of living.
We recommend that DODEA reimburse EBSCO $20,945.95 for the costs of filing and pursuing its protest.