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Question DetailsAsked on 1/11/2017

Do you have General Contractors maintaining a $1,000,000 bond?

Looking for GCs in the LA area that have a million dollar bond to do general contractor work for a local city, i.e., drywall, plaster stucco, electrical, framing, finish work, etc.

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I am surprised, if you are looking for a contractor for a city, that it does not have established purchasing department and procedures - including how to develop and publish (usually with official public notice required) a RFB (Request For Bids) or RFP (Request for Proposals) for this apparently open-ended or so-called "Term Service" or "IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity)" contract - meaning you are contracting for a certain service or ability to perform work (General Construction and Building Maintenance in this case), but the timing, quantity, and maybe even exact locations of the work (other than being within the city limits) are not known at the time of the contract signing, and commonly no promises are made regarding any minimum work quantity or $ amount to be awarded during the contract delivery period.

The RFP or RFQ would specify the types of licensing and limit amounts and specific types of bonding and insurances (and any other specific government-required documentation or plans such as Financial Statement and recent audit results, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunity Compliance documentation and Plans, etc) required of the apparent low bidder before he can be awarded the contract.

I would suggest talking to your agency or city/town purchasing / procurement department or officer - unless this is a TINY village and quite new, I am sure it already has an established (commonly VERY strict and detailed) procedure in accordance with state or county law and procedures regarding public bidding. And quite possibly an existing general building maintenance contract is already in effect which your department or city organization can tap to obtain (out of your department's budget of course) to get this sort of maintenance or minor upgrade/addition work done when needed, unless the $ amount is so large that it requires an additional round of bidding.

BTW - the type of contractors listed on AL are mostly NOT going to be the type you are looking for - you are probably (unless talking housing repairs) needing a commercial building general contractor who is familiar with commercial building materials and commercial building codes..

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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