2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 16 - City, County, State and Local Powers
Chapter 6 - Public Property
Article 1 - Public Works and Contracts
Section 16-6-112 - Contractor's Bond or Other Guarantee; When Required; Conditions; Amount; Approval; Filing; Enforcement Upon Default.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 16-6-112 (2019)

16-6-112. Contractor's bond or other guarantee; when required; conditions; amount; approval; filing; enforcement upon default.

(a) Except as provided under W.S. 9-2-3004(c)(iv), any contract entered into with the state, any county, city, town, school district or other political subdivision of the state for the construction, major maintenance or renovation of any public building or other public structure or for any public work or improvement and the contract price exceeds fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), shall require any contractor before beginning work under the contract to furnish the state or any political subdivision, as appropriate, a bond or if the contract price is one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00) or less, any other form of guarantee approved by the state or the political subdivision. The bond or other form of guarantee shall be:

(i) Conditioned for the payment of all taxes, excises, licenses, assessments, contributions, penalties and interest lawfully due the state or any political subdivision;

(ii) For the use and benefit of any person performing any work or labor or furnishing any material or goods of any kind which were used in the execution of the contract, conditioned for the performance and completion of the contract according to its terms, compliance with all the requirements of law and payment as due of all just claims for work or labor performed, material furnished and taxes, excises, licenses, assessments, contributions, penalties and interest accrued in the execution of the contract;

(iii) In an amount not less than fifty percent (50%) of the contract price unless the price exceeds one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00), in which case the appropriate officer, agent or the governing body may fix a sufficient amount;

(iv) Approved by and filed with the appropriate officer, agent or other designee of the state or governing body of the political subdivision.

(b) A bond or other guarantee satisfactory to the state or political subdivision, as the case may be, shall include the obligations specified under subsection (a) of this section even though not expressly written into the guarantee.

(c) In default of the prompt payment of all obligations under the guarantee, a direct proceeding may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction by the authorized officer or agency to enforce payment. The right to proceed in this matter is cumulative and in addition to other remedies provided by law.

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