Surety Bond Tips for Federal Government Construction Contracts

Varying Surety Bond Requirements Take Different Legal Paths to Resolve Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes. Given the amount of construction in federal government construction contracts, there are provisions that allow for large contractors and DOD small businesses to secure projects. There are various surety bond requirements that must be met. For… Read more »

Miller Act Pay If Paid Clause & Independent Contractor Clauses

Avoid Costly  Legal Mistakes With Miller Act Pay When Paid Clause In Your Independent Contractor Agreement Government construction contractors can quickly find themselves in a dispute when applying the Miller Act pay if paid clause. This tool is often used to shield prime contractors from paying their subs when the agency… Read more »

Bid Bond Guarantee and SBA Surety Bonds

Many contractors have questions about a bid bond guarantee and SBA surety bonds and if their rejected bids can be protested on these grounds.  Many government contracts require some form of a surety guarantee or bond.  If your proposal does not comply with the solicitation requirement for a bid guarantee,… Read more »

Equitable Subrogation and Miller Act Claims

When filing claims against the government, under the theory of equitable subrogation, there are some tricky rules of law in place. For example, in a recent Court of Federal Claims case, Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Underwriters, et al. v. United States, No. 14-84 C (Nov. 19, 2014), the court ruled that under… Read more »

Federal Miller Act Bond :: Payment and Performance Bonds

As a government construction contractor, your payment and performance bonds under the Miller Act is critical to getting the award and protecting your company in the event of default. Getting payment and performance is a requirement for federal construction contracts. However, problems arise when small businesses have a difficult time securing… Read more »