Firetrace Aerospace, LLC--Costs
B-403193.4, Dec 17, 2010
Firetrace Aerospace, LLC, of Scottsdale, Arizona, requests that we recommend that it be reimbursed the costs of filing and pursuing its protest challenging the sole-source award of contract No. W56HZV-10-C-0358 to Hazard Protection Systems, Inc. (HPS), of Anchorage, Alaska, by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command, Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM), for fuel tank fire suppression (FTFS) blanket kits for use on the Army's Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT). We dismissed the protest after the agency advised our Office that it would take corrective action by terminating the contract awarded to HPS and reexamining its noncompetitive acquisition strategy. Firetrace argues that the Army's corrective action was unduly delayed and its protest was clearly meritorious.
We deny the request.