Orange County Government, Florida

Bonding Requirements

Know what it takes to comply

Bond Types

When a bid/contract exceeds $100,000, bonds are required. Depending on the project type, you need to provide one of (3) types of bonds:

  • Bid Bond.
  • Payment Bond.
  • Performance Bond.

Bid Bonds

Bid bonds are used as security in the event the successful bidder refuses or neglects to execute the required written Contract and/or fails to furnish the required Performance and Payment bonds within then (10) days after issuance of Notice of Award of a Contract. If this should happen the amount of the Bidder's bid security (Bid Bond) shall be forfeited and retained by the County.

  • Must be submitted with your bid proposal.
  • Value of at least ten percent (10%) of your Base Bid proposal.

    When Payment and Performance Bonds are required, they must be equal to (100%) the total awarded Contract amount.

Payment Bonds

Protect the County from lawsuits resulting from Contractor's non-payment of debts that might be incurred during the performance of the contract.

Performance Bonds

Insure the faithful performance of the obligations imposed on the Contractor by the Contract. Contractors are required to record bonds in the public records as required by Florida State Statutes, Chapter 255.05.

Contact Us

Procurement Division
Orange County Internal Operations Center 2
400 E South St (2nd Floor)
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone:(407) 836-5635
Email: Procurement@ocfl.net

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