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1 Need For Bonds 18 April 2002 341st CONS Home of the Two-Time AFSPC Top Dollar Champions! Top Dollar Champions! “Takin’ Care of Business”

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1 1 Need For Bonds 18 April st CONS Home of the Two-Time AFSPC Top Dollar Champions! Top Dollar Champions! “Takin’ Care of Business”

2 2 Agenda DefinitionsDefinitions Types of BondsTypes of Bonds Bid GuaranteesBid Guarantees Performance & Payment BondsPerformance & Payment Bonds Other Types of BondsOther Types of Bonds AdministrationAdministration Acceptance of Bonds and SuretiesAcceptance of Bonds and Sureties OverviewOverview

3 3 Definitions Bond: Written instrument assuring fulfillment of the principal’s obligations to a third party.Bond: Written instrument assuring fulfillment of the principal’s obligations to a third party. Consent of Surety: An acknowledgement by a surety that its bond continues to apply to the contract as modified.Consent of Surety: An acknowledgement by a surety that its bond continues to apply to the contract as modified. Penal Sum: The amount of money specified in a bond as the maximum payment for which the surety is obligated.Penal Sum: The amount of money specified in a bond as the maximum payment for which the surety is obligated.

4 4 Types of Bonds Bid GuaranteeBid Guarantee –Assures that a bidder will not withdraw a bid and will execute a contract and furnish required bonds Performance BondPerformance Bond –Secures fulfillment of contractual obligations Payment BondPayment Bond –Assures payments to laborers and suppliers Advance Payment BondAdvance Payment Bond Patent Infringement BondPatent Infringement Bond

5 5 Bid Guarantee Not required unless performance and payment bonds are also requiredNot required unless performance and payment bonds are also required May use annual bid bonds for supply and service contractsMay use annual bid bonds for supply and service contracts Must use separate bid bonds for construction.Must use separate bid bonds for construction. May be waived by the COCOMay be waived by the COCO Shall be at least 20% of bid but not exceed $3MShall be at least 20% of bid but not exceed $3M Noncompliance may require rejection of the bidNoncompliance may require rejection of the bid

6 6 Performance & Payment Bonds Construction ContractsConstruction Contracts –Required by Miller Act if over $100K unless waived –Penal amount must equal 100% of the contract price and an additional amount equal to 100% of a price increase –Payment bond amount must be no less than the performance bond –For contracts over $25K but under $100K, the CO shall select at least two of the following protections: Payment bondPayment bond Irrevocable letter of creditIrrevocable letter of credit Tripartite escrow agreementTripartite escrow agreement Certificates of depositCertificates of deposit Other types of securityOther types of security –Must receive bonds before issuing NTP

7 7 Performance & Payment Bonds Other than Construction ContractsOther than Construction Contracts –Generally not required –Performance bonds may be required if over the SAT when: Government property is to be provided to the contractorGovernment property is to be provided to the contractor A contractor merges with another concern and the government desires assurance that it is financially capableA contractor merges with another concern and the government desires assurance that it is financially capable Substantial progress payments are to be madeSubstantial progress payments are to be made Contracts are for dismantling, demolition or removalContracts are for dismantling, demolition or removal –A payment bond is required only when a performance bond is required –Annual performance bonds only apply to non-construction contracts and shall provide a gross penal sum applicable to all covered contracts.

8 8 Other Types of Bonds Advance Payment BondsAdvance Payment Bonds –Required only when the contract contains an advance payment provision and a performance bond is not required –The CO determines the amount necessary to protect the Government Patent Infringement BondPatent Infringement Bond –Used in contracts providing for patent indemnity only if: A performance bond is not furnishedA performance bond is not furnished The financial responsibility of the contractor is unknownThe financial responsibility of the contractor is unknown –The CO determines the penal sum

9 9 Acceptability of Bonds Check to ensure bonds are:Check to ensure bonds are: –Properly signed and notarized –Conform with the solicitation/contract bonding requirements –Include an affidavit certifying power of attorney from an approved surety (surety bonds) Corporate sureties must appear on Treasury Dept. Circular 570Corporate sureties must appear on Treasury Dept. Circular 570 –http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570/c570.html –The penal sum should not exceed the stated limit

10 10 Administration The following bond-related forms shall be usedThe following bond-related forms shall be used –SF 24, Bid Bond –SF 25, Performance Bond –SF 25-A, Payment Bond –SF 34, Annual Bid Bond –SF35, Annual Performance Bond –SF 1414, Consent of Surety –SF 1415, Consent of Surety and Increase of Penalty –SF 1416, Payment Bond for Other Than Construction –SF 1418, Performance Bond for Other Than Construction

11 11 Administration Additional Bond and SecurityAdditional Bond and Security –When secured from original surety, use SF 1415 –When secured from new surety, use form according to the type of bond required Consent of SuretyConsent of Surety –Must be obtained if: An additional bond is obtained from other than the original suretyAn additional bond is obtained from other than the original surety No additional bond is required and the mod. is for out-of-scope new work or an in-scope change of more than 25% or $50KNo additional bond is required and the mod. is for out-of-scope new work or an in-scope change of more than 25% or $50K Required for a novation agreementRequired for a novation agreement –Use SF 1414 for all types of contracts

12 12 Administration Furnishing InformationFurnishing Information –The surety may be furnished info. on the project status –Subcontractors/suppliers may request surety info. –The CO shall provide a certified copy of the bond and contract to suppliers who have not been paid Withholding Contract PaymentsWithholding Contract Payments –Do not withhold because suppliers have not been paid –Withhold final payment if the government receives written notice from the surety that suppliers have not been paid –For withholdings incident to labor standards provisions, follow procedures in Part 22.

13 13 Overview DefinitionsDefinitions Types of BondsTypes of Bonds Bid GuaranteesBid Guarantees Performance & Payment BondsPerformance & Payment Bonds Other Types of BondsOther Types of Bonds AdministrationAdministration Acceptance of Bonds and SuretiesAcceptance of Bonds and Sureties Questions?Questions?


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