American Artisan Productions, Inc., B-292380, July 30, 2003
B-292380: Jul 30, 2003
Where agency reasonably determined that bonds were necessary to ensure timely completion of project and to protect the government from losses that would result from contractor default. 2. Agency's determination not to set aside procurement for small businesses was proper where agency reasonably concluded. Should have been set aside for small businesses. That the bid and performance bond requirement restricts small business competition and is unnecessary. The centers were intended to. Were to be constructed and opened between 2003 and 2006 to coincide with the national bicentennial celebration of that expedition. The "project has great historical significance" and completion of the exhibit work before the bicentennial celebration ends is "critical.".