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Contractor Bid Bonds

What is a Bid Bond?

A bid bond is type of contract surety bond required by contractors when submitting proposals for construction projects. The bond helps provide a guarantee to the project owner that the winning bidder has the intent and wherewithal to undertake the contract under agreed upon terms. If the contractor defaults on this promise, the project owner may file a claim to recoup the cost differential associated with accepting a secondary bid.

How much does a Bid Bond Cost?

Bid Bond prices vary based on the bond amount and the applicant. Most contact bonds are priced at 2-3% of the bond amount. Request a free, no-obligation quote and one of our bond specialists will look at your specific circumstances.

The party requiring the bond should have specified the bond amount. If not, the bond amount is likely the same as the total contract amount. If you are requesting a bid bond, the bond amount is often only 5-10% of the contract value.

If you'd prefer to speak with one of our bond specialists, please call us at 1-800-608-9950. We can help guide you through the bonding process and identify the lowest cost in the market for your situation.

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