Department of the Army; ITT Federal Services International Corporation--Costs
B-296783.4,B-296783.5: Apr 26, 2006
The Department of the Army and ITT Federal Services International Corporation request our recommendation concerning ITT's claim for protest costs, filed in connection with our decision sustaining ITT's protest against the award of a contract to Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Inc. for logistics support services. ITT Fed. Servs. Int'l Corp., B-296783, B-296783.3, Oct. 11, 2005, 2006 CPD para. In addition to corrective action, we recommended that the Army reimburse ITT its costs of filing and pursuing the protest, including reasonable attorneys' fees. The Army objects to the amounts claimed for ITT's attorneys and consultant.
We recommend that the Army limit reimbursement of ITT's consultant costs to the rate of compensation for a GS15, step 10 federal employee.