[Request for Reconsideration of Protest Against Navy Contract Award]

B-242367.2: Feb 14, 1991

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest against a Navy contract award for technical support services. GAO had held that the protest was academic, since the Navy corrected the deficiency by opening discussions with all bidders in the competitive range and requesting best and final offers. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) its protest was not academic, since it was not granted the relief it requested; and (2) the Navy should reimburse it for its bid and protest preparation costs. GAO held that the: (1) Navy's decision to correct the deficiency by opening discussions with all bidders rendered the protest academic; and (2) protester was not entitled to cost reimbursement, since its protest was dismissed as academic. Accordingly, the dismissal was affirmed and the claim was denied.

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