Each State Has a Different Bonding Requirement Concerning P3s

Published: Aug 26, 2014
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Public projects are increasingly being executed through public-private partnerships (P3s), i.e. a peternship between “a public government agency—which can be federal, state, or local—and a private entity.”. P3s offer some big benefits, such as more available funding and quicker execution of the project.

Each state have their specific methods of regulating P3s and that applies to bonding requirements too. Usually contractors are required to post performance and payment bonds, which make sure the contractor will not default and that subcontractors and suppliers will get paid.

When contractors look for projects, they need to make sure they are aware of all the states’ requirements in order to better calculate costs. For example, North Carolina requires “a payment bond for 100% of the construction value for the project”, while in Colorado just 25% is enough. Keep in mind, however, that sometimes requirements vary even within the states or between the various projects.

To read more about the bonding requirements in P3s, read the full article at Lexology.

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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

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