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Surety Bonds for Contractors & Businesses in Ontario

If you own or operate a business, you know how important it is to build credibility and trust among your customers – that’s why Ontario surety bond insurance should be in place for all of your contracts.

A surety bond is a binding legal agreement that guarantees your client will receive the products and/or services you have promised them, within a certain timeframe and according to agreed-upon standards. If you are unable to fulfill the terms of a contract that is protected by surety bond insurance in Ontario, your customer will be eligible to file a complaint with the bond company. If a decision is made in favour of the claimant, they will be compensated for the full amount of the contract.

The purpose of surety bonds and surety insurance is not often understood by many. It is difficult to define. If you are confused, be sure to discuss with one of our experts here at McDougall. We can lay out the more exact details of surety bonds and surety insurance so that you know exactly what the details are of your binding legal agreement.

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Surety Bonds for Contractors in Ontario

If you are a contractor seeking to bid on high-value projects or government contracts, you can expect to be asked to supply proof of Ontario surety bond insurance along with your submission. We can connect you with a dedicated surety specialist who will provide you with numerous surety bond quotes in Ontario that are designed to meet your unique needs.

In Canada, the construction and contracting industry are thriving. What does that mean? Well, in short, it could mean a call for greater surety needs later down the line. Many industries can make use of surety bonds in Ontario, but it is absolutely essential for any contracting or construction projects you may be liable for. So, what can surety bonds do for you?

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For large or complicated commercial projects

A safety net is important for any construction projects (especially those where the client is the government or another official body), which is why surety bonds or contract surety is important. What if you were not able to fulfill the full terms and conditions of your contract? If something happened, your client may be left unsatisfied and then the financial remainder would be left on you. Surety bonds may come to the rescue in the event something like that happens. There are Performance bonds employed to complete the work that you started to do and then also labour and material payment bonds – for the subcontractors who have potentially been hired to do the job. That might not all be satisfactory, however. In this kind of situation, you will still have to pay back the bond to whoever your surety provider is.

A surety bond is not a replacement for your business insurance. Rather, surety bonds are more like insurance for the client over the business. If you are a contractor, whether or not you find yourself in a situation where you require a surety bond, commercial insurance is still necessary. You will want to ensure that you have the appropriate amount of coverage to protect your company from financial damages resulting from all the common claims and losses that may be experienced operating in your field.

It may be required by law

In some instances, it is required by provincial law that surety bonds are required for particular projects – specifically speaking, projects above a certain budget amount. Surety bonds protect subcontractors from losing out on their initial payment. This is important because these are the people who are supporting the project as the base of operations. Keep in mind that many public projects will make use of surety bonds as a means of financial protection. The most frequent kinds of contracts covered by surety bonds are:

  • P3 contracts
  • Project security contracts for construction
  • Performance security contracts for service

Of course, different bonds will be required based on different situations, so it is always important to consult with an expert before going ahead and purchasing a general surety bond. You want to be sure you have a fallback in the event that you fail to meet expectations. Some clients will even refuse to work with you before you have a surety bond in place in the event that you do not complete the project accordingly or on time.

McDougall Insurance Service can provide a full range of surety bonds in Ontario, including fiduciary bonds, custom and excise bonds, permit bonds, bid bonds, material bonds and performance bonds.

Free Surety Bond Quotes in Ontario

McDougall Insurance Services is renowned for providing quality services to all its clients and friends within the province of Ontario For when you need bonding insurance, look to McDougall; we are some of the best in the business and will work with you personally to ensure that you get exactly what you’re looking for and will never pressure you into any unnecessary purchases.

Contact us today to discuss your commercial surety bond needs, and to recieve your complimentary surety bond insurance quote in Ontario.

Your Ontario Surety Bond Insurance Experts

Here at McDougall Insurance and Financial, we’ve been helping protect contractors and businesses across Eastern Ontario for more than 70 years with a full range of customized insurance solutions. We take the time to learn about your unique needs so we can design surety bonds for businesses in Ontario that deliver effective protection for you and your clients.

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