Contracts are generally done through a solicitation procedure where companies and individuals can bid on services, goods or construction projects. The process could include completion of a bid bond form, application to a vendor system, and other requirements. Below are links that provide more details to contract processes.
Arizona Contract Surety Bonds are often required by the federal government, local municipalities, counties, universities or private entities. The process generally begins with a bidding process and if awarded the contract, a contract bond or payment and/or performance bond (such as for an ADot contract) may be required. There are several categories that fall under the umbrella of contract bonds which includes:
Arizona Supply Bond: Guarantees that the company will supply the goods with a specific timeline as outlined in the contract.
Arizona Bid Bond: Ensures that the surety prequalifies the contractor bidding on the project. The bond confirms that if the contractor is the low bidder, the surety will issue the performance and payment bonds.
Arizona Performance Bond: Guarantees the contractor will perform the contract, including finishing the project on time, staying within budget and other terms within the contract.
Arizona Proposal Guarantee Bond: Is another term for Bid Bond and includes the same aspects.
Arizona Payment Bond: Guarantees that subcontractors, suppliers and laborers are paid.
Arizona Maintenance Bond: Guarantees materials workmanship for a certain period of time after a project is completed.
The premium is the amount you pay for an Arizona Contract Surety Bond and the amount will vary and is dependent on business and personal financial statements, scope of work, the amount of the project and other conditions.
The Small Business Administration has a Bond Guarantee Program to help small contractors bid on projects.
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