What is a Surety Bond?

What is a Surety Bond?

Surety Bond

Surety bonds are designed to guarantee performance in the face of a set of particular risks. Each surety bond must be uniquely tailored to meet specific needs.

A surety bond is an agreement under which one party, the surety, guarantees to another party, the obligee, the performance of an obligation by a third party, the principal.

The most common types of surety are:

Contract Surety Bonds
Contract Surety Bonds are bonds that the government or an owner of a construction project may require a contractor to obtain. There are three types of contract surety bonds:

  • Bid bond – Affords protection to a project owner (obligee) in the event a successful bidder will not enter a contract and will not provide the required surety bonds or other security
  • Performance bond – Provides protection to the obligee if the contractor defaults on its obligations under the bonded contract
  • Payment bond – Guarantees that the contractor will pay subcontractor, labor and material bills associated with the construction project.

Find out more about different Surety Bonds here…………….https://www.travelers.com/surety-bond/what-is-a-surety-bond.

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