What SIO Offers

Professional Resource Materials

  • General information on contract surety bonds;
  • The importance of surety bonds in construction;
  • How to obtain surety bonds;
  • Letters of credit;
  • Contractor and subcontractor default insurance;
  • Protecting construction lending capital with surety bonds;
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) program for small and emerging contractors;
  • Contractor failure; and
  • Surety bond claims.

PowerPoint® Presentations – SIO offers PowerPoint® presentations. Presentations target:

  • Contractors;
  • Bankers and construction lenders;
  • Architects/engineers;
  • Public works owners; and
  • Private project owners.

Library of Articles – SIO maintains an online Library of Articles that have been written by or for SIO and published in trade journals and magazines.

Awards Program – SIO maintains its Awards for Excellence in Surety Bond Promotion to recognize LSAs and NASBP and SFAA members for activities that promote contract surety bonding to non-surety audiences.

Speakers’ Bureau – Need a speaker? SIO is well-connected to The Surety & Fidelity Association of America and National Association of Surety Bond Producers. If you need a speaker, SIO is the resource for you. Contact SIO at sio@sio.org.