§ 193. Bonds to be furnished by contractors in prosecution of public buildings, works or improv...
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 8 P.S. Bonds and Recognizances
8 P.S. § 193
§ 193. Bonds to be furnished by contractors in prosecution of public buildings, works or improvements
(a) Before any contract exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the construction, reconstruction, alteration or repair of any public building or other public work or public improvement, including highway work, of any contracting body is awarded to any prime contractor, such contractor shall furnish to the contracting body the following bonds, which shall become binding upon the awarding of said contract to such contractor:
(1) A performance bond at one hundred percent of the contract amount, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the contract in accordance with the plans, specifications and conditions of the contract. Such bond shall be solely for the protection of the contracting body which awarded the contract.
(2) A payment bond at one hundred percent of the contract amount. Such bond shall be solely for the protection of claimants supplying labor or materials to the prime contractor to whom the contract was awarded, or to any of his subcontractors, in the prosecution of the work provided for in such contract, and shall be conditioned for the prompt payment of all such material furnished or labor supplied or performed in the prosecution of the work. “Labor or materials” shall include public utility services and reasonable rentals of equipment, but only for periods when the equipment rented is actually used at the site.
(b) Each of such bonds shall be executed by one or more surety companies legally authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If the contracting body is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any officer, employe, board, bureau, commission, department, agency or institution thereof, such bond shall be payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If the contracting body is other than one of those enumerated in this subsection, such bond shall be payable to such other contracting body.
1967, Dec. 20, P.L. 869, No. 385, § 3, effective in 30 days.
8 P.S. § 193, PA ST 8 P.S. § 193
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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