L-3 Communications Corporation, Ocean Systems Division--Costs, B-281784.5, February 17, 2004
B-281784.5: Feb 17, 2004
DIGEST Request for recommendation for reimbursement of protest costs is denied for failure to diligently pursue claim where protester failed to contact agency for nearly 3 years regarding resolution of previously filed claim and. The protester was directed to submit to the contracting agency. The Navy reported to L-3 that an audit of the claim revealed that the vast majority of the costs were unreasonable or unallowable. The protester contended that the counteroffer and cost calculations were unrealistic and unreasonable (particularly regarding the agency's reduction of the firm's claimed labor hours). 600 was considered unacceptable. We will attempt to bring this issue to quick closure.".