A Consent of Surety or Agreement to Bond, is often required at the tendering stage of a
contract in conjunction with or as a substitute for a bid bond.
This form of document will specify, under seal, that a surety company has obligated itself
to issue performance bonds and other forms of security (eg. labour and material payment bonds,
maintenance bonds) in support of a contractor should it be successful in its bid and called
upon to enter into a formal contract.
It should be noted that the requirement for a consent of surety/agreement to bond may sometimes
appear as a “letter from the surety company” or similar in tender documents. At other times the
requirement may be simply for a prequalification letter from the surety company which is a much
less formal matter.
A consent of surety/agreement to bond is a bond and as such places a legal obligation on both
the surety company and the company submitting the tender bid.
Apply for a Bond
To apply for a bond, please complete our Bond Request Form, give us a call or send an email: