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Last edited 26 Jul 2018
In the United States, the Miller Act (1935) is a federal law that requires contractors bidding on government construction projects to obtain a performance bond and a payment bond that covers all labour and materials. This acts as a surety guaranteeing their performance and payments to subcontractors and suppliers.
The purpose of the Miller Act was to protect subcontractors, suppliers and second-tier claimants when working on government projects from non-payment. The United States Treasury issues certifications to qualified corporate surety companies that are able to issue the bonds.
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