NVT Technologies, Inc., B-292302.3, October 20, 2003
B-292302.3: Oct 20, 2003
Where the agency reasonably determined that the bonds were necessary to protect substantial and mission-critical infrastructure that will be entrusted by the agency to the contractor in order to perform the contract. NVT is a small business concern currently performing real property management services at an HHS facility in North Carolina. The agency has improperly bundled requirements for real property management services that are currently being performed by small businesses. The RFP was issued on an unrestricted basis on May 15. The amended closing date for receipt of initial proposals was July 29. Protest at 3. /1/ FAR Para. 7.107(e) states as follows: Substantial bundling is any bundling that results in a contract with an average annual value of $10 million or more.