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DIGEST: BONDING REQUIREMENTS IN PROCUREMENT FOR GUARD SERVICES ARE UPHELD WHERE NO REGULATION WAS APPARENTLY VIOLATED BY BONDING REQUIREMENTS. PROTESTER HAS NOT TAKEN ISSUE WITH BONDING DETERMINATION THAT WAS MADE. THAT THE APPROPRIATE DETERMINATION AS TO THE NEED FOR THE BONDS WAS MADE UNDER THE GOVERNING BONDING PROVISIONS OF THE DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATION SECS. 10-102. SINCE WE ARE UNAWARE OF ANY REGULATION THAT HAS BEEN VIOLATED. THE PROTEST IS DENIED.

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B-209180, MAR 16, 1983

DIGEST: BONDING REQUIREMENTS IN PROCUREMENT FOR GUARD SERVICES ARE UPHELD WHERE NO REGULATION WAS APPARENTLY VIOLATED BY BONDING REQUIREMENTS, AND PROTESTER HAS NOT TAKEN ISSUE WITH BONDING DETERMINATION THAT WAS MADE.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INVESTMENTS:

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INVESTMENTS PROTESTS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A BID BOND AND PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BONDS IN INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) NO. N62477-82-C-8111, ISSUED BY THE NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND (NAVFAC), NAVAL SECURITY STATION, WASHINGTON, D. C., FOR GUARD SERVICES.

THE PROTESTER CONTENDS THAT NAVFAC REGULATIONS PRECLUDE THE BOND REQUIREMENTS ON THIS SERVICE CONTRACT BECAUSE THE CONTRACT DOLLAR VALUE DOES NOT EXCEED $1 MILLION.

NAVFAC ADVISES THAT NO SUCH REGULATORY MONETARY REQUIREMENT EXISTS, AND THAT THE APPROPRIATE DETERMINATION AS TO THE NEED FOR THE BONDS WAS MADE UNDER THE GOVERNING BONDING PROVISIONS OF THE DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATION SECS. 10-102, 10-104.2 (DEFENSE ACQUISITION CIRCULARS NOS. 20, 18, DATED SEPTEMBER 17 AND MARCH 12, 1979, RESPECTIVELY).

SINCE WE ARE UNAWARE OF ANY REGULATION THAT HAS BEEN VIOLATED, AND THE PROTESTER HAS NOT TAKEN ISSUE WITH THE BONDING DETERMINATION, THE PROTEST IS DENIED.

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