Talladega Machinery & Supply Company, Inc.--Costs
B-401049.3: Jul 6, 2009
Talladega Machinery & Supply Company, Inc. of Talladega, Alabama, requests that we recommend that it be reimbursed the costs of filing and pursuing its protest of the award of a contract to Valley Machine Company (VMC) under request for proposals (RFP) No. W911KF-08-R-0010, issued by the Department of the Army for the abrasive cleaning, light oiling, and painting of combat vehicle parts; the RFP was issued to augment the agency's in-house performance of such services at the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD). We dismissed the protest after the agency notified us that it was terminating the awardee's contract because of changed requirements; specifically, the agency reported that, due to workload reductions, it no longer had a need for the solicited services. The protester, alleging that its protest was clearly meritorious and the agency unreasonably delayed taking corrective action in response to the protest, contends that it should recover its protest costs.
We deny the request.