[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of Navy Solicitation for Support Services]

B-274201.2,B-274202.2: Apr 7, 1998

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A firm requested reconsideration of a decision in which GAO recommended that it be reimbursed only for its costs of filing and pursuing its protests. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that its earlier proposal efforts were wasted and it should be reimbursed for its proposal preparation costs. GAO held that it did not view the situation as one where corrective action was not practicable at the time of its initial decision or where the protester was unreasonably excluded from either the initial procurement or the recompetition, thus recovery of proposal preparation costs was not warranted. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.