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New Hampshire Contract Surety Bond and Bid Bonds

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Contracts are generally done through a solicitation procedure where companies and individuals can bid on construction projects, services or goods. The process could include completion of a bid bond form, application to a vendor system, and other requirements. Listed below are links that provide more details to contract processes.

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 a contractor is awarded the contract, a contract bond or payment and/or performance bond (such as a NHDot contract) may be required.

Types of Contract Bonds:

  1. 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.
  2. Supply Bond: Guarantees that the company will supply the goods with a specific time period as outlined in the contract.
  3. Performance Bond: Guarantees the contractor will perform the contract, including completing the project on time, keeping within budget and other terms within the contract.
  4. Proposal Guarantee Bond: Another term for Bid Bond and includes the same aspects.
  5. Payment Bond: Guarantees that subcontractors, suppliers and laborers are paid.
  6. Maintenance Bond or Guarantee Bond: Guarantees material 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 business contractors bid on projects.

Related Links:

Small Business Association Bond Guarantee Program
New Hampshire - Current Bidding Opportunities
New Hampshire - Department of Transportation - Invitation to Bid

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a New Hampshire contract bonds vary and are dependent on expernience, business and personal financials, 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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