573.2  Public improvements--bond--waiver and remedies.

Contracts for the construction of a public improvement shall, when the contract price equals or exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars, be accompanied by a bond, with surety, conditioned for the faithful performance of the contract, and for the fulfillment of other requirements as provided by law. The bond may also be required when the contract price does not equal that amount. However, if a contractor provides a performance or maintenance bond as required by a public improvement contract governed by this chapter and subsequently the surety company becomes insolvent and the contractor is required to purchase a new bond, the contractor may apply for reimbursement from the governmental agency that required a second bond and the claims shall be reimbursed from funds allocated for road construction purposes.

If the requirement for a bond is waived pursuant to section 12.44, a person, firm, or corporation, having a contract with the targeted small business or with subcontractors of the targeted small business, for labor performed or materials furnished, in the performance of the contract on account of which the bond was waived, is entitled to any remedy provided under this chapter. When a bond has been waived pursuant to section 12.44, the remedies provided for under this paragraph are available in an action against the public corporation.

Section History: Early form

  [C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 10300; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 573.2; 82 Acts, ch 1096, § 1]

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1246, § 32; 88 Acts, ch 1032, §1

Internal References

  Referred to in § 12.44, 573.12

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