Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc.--Costs
B-401702.3, Feb 22, 2010
Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc. (BCI), of Moorestown, New Jersey, a small business, requests that this Office recommend the reimbursement of BCI's costs of filing and pursuing a protest challenging the issuance of a task order to McKean Defense Group-Information Technology, LLC, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by the Department of the Navy under task order solicitation No. N00024-08-R-3331 for computer network support services. The Navy held a competition for the task order among small businesses holding Seaport-e contracts. BCI argued in its protest that the Navy had misevaluated both BCI and McKean, and had failed to perform a reasonable cost realism analysis of McKean. The Navy subsequently took corrective action in response to the protest.
We grant the request.