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Wisconsin Contract Surety Bonds and Bid Bonds

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

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 may be required.

Types of Contract Bonds:

Bid Bond: A prequalified contractor by a surety prior to bidding on the project. The bond confirms that if the contractor is the low bidder, the surety will issue the performance and payment bonds.

Payment Bond: A guarantee that subcontractors, suppliers and laborers are paid.

Performance Bond: Guarantees the contractor will perform the duties listed in the contract, including finishing the project by the deadline, staying within budget and other terms of the contract.

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

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

Proposal Guarantee Bond: Is a Bid Bond and includes the same aspects.

Did You Know?

The Small Business Administration has a Bond Guarantee Program which provides assistance for small business contractors.

Related Links:

Small Business Association Bond Guarantee Program
Wisconsin VendorNet - Tips on Doing Business in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Highway Construction Contract Information
Wisconsin Department of Administration - List of Projects Out for Bid

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

SuretyGroup.com can often write Bid Bonds at no cost to you. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists to see if you qualify. The premium that you pay for a Wisconsin Contract Bonds varies based on business and personal financial statements, experience, 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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