Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.430
Performance bond

  • terms

A contractor or subcontractor may execute and deliver to the owner, contractor or subcontractor before the commencement of construction for which the contractor or subcontractor will be responsible for performing a good and sufficient bond in a sum equal to the contract price for the faithful performance of the contract. The term of the bond obtained under this subsection must extend to include the period during which claims of lien or notices of other encumbrances based on the construction performed under the contract may be filed under applicable law. The bond must be approved by the owner, contractor or subcontractor entitled to withhold retainage. A faithful performance bond delivered under this section must include, but not be limited to, provisions to the effect that:


The obligations of the contract must be faithfully performed;


Payment must promptly be made to all persons supplying labor or materials to the contractor or subcontractor for prosecution of the work provided in the contract;


All contributions due the Industrial Accident Fund and the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund from the contractor or subcontractor in connection with the performance of the contract must be made promptly; and


All sums required to be deducted and retained from the wages of employees of the contractor or subcontractor pursuant to the Personal Income Tax Act of 1969, must be paid over to the Department of Revenue. [1975 c.772 §3; 2013 c.410 §3]
Note: See note under 701.410 (Definitions).
§§ 701.410 to 701.440

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Operative date of the Act concerning contracts and subcontracts, (1975) Vol 37, p 812; constitutionality of the provisions, (1976) Vol 38, p 472

Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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