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How Do I Get a Contract Surety Bond in Minnesota?

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Contracts are generally done through a solicitation procedure where companies and individuals can bid on construction projects, services, goods or other projects.

Minnesota Contract Surety Bonds are often required by local municipalities, counties, federal government agencies, 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 MnDOT Contract) may be required.

Contract Surety Bonds:

  1. Minnesota Supply Bond- Guarantees that the company will supply materials as outlined in the contract.
  2. Minnesota Maintenance Bond- Guarantees materials workmanship for a certain period of time after a project is finished.
  3. Minnesota Performance Bond- Guarantees the contractor will perform the duties outlined in the contract, including finishing the project on time, staying within budget and other terms within the contract.
  4. Minnesota 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 is willing to issue the necessary performance and payment bonds.
  5. Minnesota Proposal Guarantee Bond- Another term for Bid Bond.
  6. Minnesota Payment Bond- Guarantees that payments are made to subcontractors, suppliers and laborers.

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
Minnesota Department of Administration - Solicitation Announcements
Minnesota Department of Transportation - Professional Technical Notices
Minneapolis - Official Publication Invitations

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a Minnesota Contract Surety Bond will vary depending on 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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