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Do You Need a Contract Surety Bond in Louisiana?

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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.

Louisiana 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 a DOTD contract) may be required.

When submitting a Bid Bond, contractors need to make sure they have the correct bond amount stated, have signed the bond and have submitted the bond on time. Get more information on the State of Louisiana's Vendor Guide.

Typical Contract Bonds:

Louisiana Supply Bond: Guarantees that the company will supply the goods with a specific timeline as outlined in the contract.

Louisiana 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.

Louisiana Proposal Guarantee Bond: Is another term for Bid Bond, and includes the same aspects.

Louisiana Performance Bond: Guarantees the contractor will perform the contract, including finishing the project on time, staying within budget and other terms within the contract.

Louisiana Payment Bond: Guarantees that subcontractors, suppliers and laborers are paid.

Louisiana Maintenance Bond: Guarantees materials workmanship for a certain period of time after a project is completed.

Did You Know?

The Small Business Administration has a Bond Guarantee Program to help small contractors bid on projects.

Related Links:

Small Business Association Bond Guarantee Program
State of Louisiana - Contracting Opportunities
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development - Construction Letting Information
Office of Facility Planning & Control

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

SuretyGroup.com works with sureties that often will approve most Bid Bonds at no charge to you. The premium that you pay for a Louisiana contract surety bond will vary and be dependent on work on hand, business and personal financial statements, scope of work, the amount of the project and other conditions.

More Surety Bond Questions?

Check out our FAQ page or What’s a Surety Bond? page. Should you need or choose to buy a surety bond, buy from us. SuretyGroup.com has been underwriting surety bonds throughout the U.S. for more than 35 years. When you work with us, you enjoy the unique benefit of dealing with a team of highly experienced surety agents with in-house underwriting authority. This allows you to receive competitive, low rates, quick approvals, and immediate bond delivery. In most cases, your bond will be delivered within 24 hours after you apply for it.


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