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AGC Surety Claims Guide
An Overview of the Contract Surety Bonds Claims Process, published by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), addresses performance bond default situations, payment bond claims, and project owner expectations.
Contract Surety Bonds: Protecting Taxpayer Dollars
Explains why surety bonds are required on most public projects and how surety bonds protect taxpayer dollars.
Helping Contractors Grow: Surety Bonding for New & Emerging Contractors
Provides information about bonding assistance and support programs, bond guarantee programs, and mentor-protégé programs for new and emerging contractors.
How to Obtain Surety Bonds
Provides an overview of the bonding process from finding a producer to undergoing the prequalification process.
Importance of Surety Bonds in Construction, The
Provides an overview of the value and benefits of contract surety bonds.
SBA's Surety Bond Guarantee Program
Explains the U.S. Small Business Administration's Surety Bond Guarantee Program for small and emerging contractors.
Surety Bonds at Work
Provides more than 15 claims case studies detailing how sureties prevent and resolve claims.
Surety Bonds Versus Bank Letters of Credit
Explains the key differences between letters of credit and surety bonds.
Surety Companies: What They Are and How to Find Out About Them
Explains how easy it is to qualify a surety company through readily available resources.
Why Do Contractors Fail?
Outlines the events that lead to contractor failure and the warning signs that a contractor is in trouble.