A bid bond is a type of construction bond that protects the owner or developer in a construction bidding process. It is a guarantee that you, as the bidder, provide to the project owner to ensure that if you fail to honor the terms of the bid, the owner will be compensated.
An advance payment bond is a type of contractor surety bond that guarantees that the project owner recovers an advance payment in the event that the contractor defaults on the contract. These bonds are also referred to as “advance payment guarantees” or “advance stage payments.
A performance bond, also known as a contract bond, is a surety bond issued by an insurance company or a bank to guarantee satisfactory completion of a project by a contractor. The term is also used to denote a collateral deposit of good faith money, intended to secure a futures contract, commonly known as margin.