Under the Miller Act, all federal projects in excess of $100,000 must be bonded. The contractor must furnish both a performance and payment bond. However, the Miller Act also limits the right to initiate suit to those dealing with the prime contractor and those having a direct contractual relationship with a subcontractor to the prime contractor. There are also important notice requirements that may be applicable to preserve or protect your bond rights.
Talk to a construction lawyer about how the Miller Act affects your rights and responsibilities on federal projects. Make an appointment with the Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt law firm in Troy, Michigan. Contact us online or call 248-290-0400.
Federal Project Performance and Payment Bonds
The Miller Act protects subcontractors, suppliers, and the federal government by requiring the prime contractor to provide surety bonds for performance of the construction contract and payment for labor and materials.
If you are a prime contractor, a subcontractor or a supplier on a federal project, the Miller Act can affect you. As a prime contractor, you must post surety bonds. As a subcontractor or supplier, you need to know your rights in the event of nonpayment.
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