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What does it take to get a Performance Bond?

In order to get a performance bond, contractors must usually pay a premium on the bond amount as well as interest on the bid. Again, depending on what kind of risk you present and how much money is required for your project's security in case something goes wrong with it.

Wondering how to get a Performance Bond?

Swiftbonds is the fastest and easiest way to get your performance contract bond. We’ll take care of all the paperwork for you, so you can focus on what really matters - running your business!

Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that everything is taken care of in a timely manner. And we do it all at an affordable price!

How long does it take to get a performance bond?

Turnaround time for obtaining a performance bond will vary anywhere from 24-72 hours, so this must be planned into the overall timeline. Read our What does a Bid and Performance Bond cover?

How much does it cost to get a performance bond?

The cost of a performance bond is usually less than 3% but may be more costly for those contractors with bad credit-worthiness. Labor and material payment bonds are companions to the performance bond.

Who obtains a performance bond?

A performance bond is a form of insurance, and can be issued by an independent company or by the bank.

How does a performance bond work?

A performance bond is issued by one party to contract with the other as a guarantee against their failure to meet obligations under an agreement or deliver on the level of promises specified in said document. View our What Contracts require a Performance Bond?

Is it hard to get a performance bond?

It all sounds complicated, doesn't it? Surety bonds are not hard to get though. You first need to obtain a bid bond before bidding on any project and only after winning the contract will you need a performance bond for that particular job.

Do you get your money back on a performance bond?

It is quite common to see a refund on performance bonds. If you never submitted your bond or if you cancel it mid-term, there are rare exceptions where some of the funds can be returned back.

What is the difference between a performance bond and a bank guarantee?

A performance bond is actually just another name for what's called a guarantor. A right to claim under guarantors comes from failure of an underlying contract, while with bonds you can make claims on demand regardless if there was ever any non-performance in that contract or not! Here's What amount is Insured by a Performance Bond?

Should I get a performance bond?

With a Performance Bond, you can be sure to have the money when your project is complete. Construction companies are always looking for new clients and this bond will make them marketable with peace of mind knowing that their company has been properly insured against potential default.

Who are the three parties to a performance bond?

The three parties to a performance bond are the Principal, Obligee and Surety. The principal is typically also obligated so when they fail to complete their obligations under contract (obligation), then the surety will cover for them by paying out what was promised in that agreement on behalf of the obligor.

What does it mean to release a performance bond? 

The answer is simple: if you're not going to use your trade license anymore or the contract has been fulfilled, then get rid of that pesky thing. The last thing anyone needs are premiums on an expired instrument!

What happens when a performance bond expires?

When a performance bond expires, it cannot be renewed. Performance bonds are not tied to contracts and will expire when the contract does. See our What does it mean 100 Percent Performance Bond?

What happens when a performance bond is called?

When a performance bond is called, the obligee can call on the surety to meet its obligations under the contract and protect it if for some reason or another that the principal fails.

What does a performance bond cover?

A performance bond will protect the owner against possible losses in case of contractor failure to perform or deliver as per contract provisions. Compensation is defined as the amount covered under this type of agreement, and it's important for all parties involved to have one in place.

Who is obligee in the performance bond?

The obligee is the one who needs protection out of a bonding situation. For example, under a performance bond, it's the project owner for whom bonded contractors are required to perform work specified by them.

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