[Claim for Bid Preparation Costs Due to Army Cancellation of Solicitation for Mess Services]

B-219998.8: Sep 14, 1988

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A firm claimed reimbursement for its bid preparation costs under an Army solicitation for mess services, contending that the Army's unnecessary delay of the procurement led to solicitation cancellation. GAO held that the protester could not recover its bid preparation costs, since the Army properly cancelled the solicitation due to budgetary constraints. Accordingly, the claim was denied.