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528.103-2 Performance bonds.

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528.103-2 Performance bonds.

528.103-2 Performance bonds.

      (a)  The contracting officer shall not require performance bonds for building service contracts unless a written determination is made explaining why the bond is essential to protect the Government’s interest and justifying the additional cost of the bonding requirement.

      (b)  The contracting officer may require a performance bond for building service contracts over $150,000 awarded under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act as amended (15 U.S.C. 637(a)) if it is determined under 528.103-2(a) that a performance bond is essential to protect the Government's interest.

      (c) The contracting officer shall not require a performance bond for building service contracts awarded to workshops for the blind or other severely handicapped under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 8501-8506)

      (d)  Consider the circumstances and determine the penal amount of the performance bond on a case-by-case basis.