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Surety Bonds 101

Surety Bond Basics

What's a surety bond?

A surety bond obligates one party (the surety) to a second party (the obligee) to answer for the default of a third party (the principal contractor).


What's a Bid Bond?

A bid bond provides financial assurance that a bid has been submitted in good faith and that the contractor will enter into the contract at the price bid and provide the required performance bond and payment bond.


What's a Performance Bond?

A performance bond protects the owner from financial loss, should the contractor fail to perform the contract in accordance with its terms and conditions and completion timeframe – also provides one year of warranty protection.


What's a Payment Bond?

A payment bond guarantees that the contractor will pay subcontractors, laborers and suppliers associated with the project.

It pays to be sure

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