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Public Tenders

Surety bond is a type of guarantee to be presented to the Public Administration in order to be able to participate in the bidding and awarding of public works and service contracts.

Public Sector

Companies wishing to tender for works or services for the public sector need to provide a guarantee or surety bond to guarantee the maintenance of the bid submitted to the administration.

If your company regularly bids for Public Administration contracts (Ministries, Autonomous Communities, City Councils, etc.), please ask us for information and once all the documentation has been provided, we will give you a quote.

We are fast in processing; it is possible to get your surety bond in 48 – 72 working hours with our PLAFOND system if you provide us with all the requested documentation.

Licitaciones públicas

Concessions have a long operating period and we can arrange long-term surety bond for you.

We can help you to replace the bank guarantee you have already deposited with surety bond, so that you can unblock the pledged bank balances.

Among the most common concessions are:

  • Port concessions
  • Management of public car parks
  • Management of public gymnasiums
  • Sports facilities
  • Passenger transport lines
  • Catering
  • Waste treatment
  • Public bicycle concession.
  • Restoration on public land (Premises on seaside promenades)

Advantages of
Surety Bond

Policies over
5 years

We study surety bond policies with a duration of more than 5 years.

Increased ability to
participate in auctions

This allows you to increase your capacity to participate in more public tenders simultaneously.

No blocking/pledging
of bank balances

Avoid the blocking or pledging of balances in your bank accounts to improve your cash flow.

Does not consume CIRBE

Surety bond does not consume bank credit limit, it is not a major bank risk which means higher eligibility for bank products (loans, credit accounts, etc.)

More efficient

Rapid evaluation of the application for the issuance of the surety bond policy, faster in its study and issuance than the bank guarantee.

Plafond System

Pre-approved line of surety bond that allows you to get your guarantee quickly when you need it.


Types of Surety Bond


Consult the different Surety Bonds that we have available

Every contractor who applies for a public tender, as established in the Law on Contracts with Public Administrations, needs to submit, together with their bid, a bid bond to ensure that, in the event that they are awarded the contract, they will sign the performance contract in accordance with the conditions under which they made their bid.

For those Contractors who have not been awarded the contract, the validity of this guarantee shall last until the awarding of the contract.

These guarantees may be constituted by means of a surety bond policy issued by an insurance company authorised to do so by the Directorate General of Insurance.

The loss arises in the event that the Insured Party awards the contract to the Policyholder and it is not formalised for reasons attributable to the bidder (Policyholder).

This guarantees the proper fulfilment of a contract under the agreed conditions. It is generally used when a company has been awarded a contract and the Public Administration requests a guarantee for its fulfilment. In order to be eligible to tender, this guarantee replaces the prior tender guarantee and remains in force until completion of the work. This guarantee may be provided by a surety bond policy issued by an insurance company authorised to do so by the Directorate General of Insurance. The risk in this surety bond is due to breach of contract by the Policyholder, giving rise to a penalty or termination of the contract for causes attributable to the Policyholder. This procedure is also applied in the case of those activities that are required by the Public Administration to provide a guarantee in order to obtain an activity licence, such as in the Gambling Sector, Mining, Security, Travel Agencies, etc.
This guarantee is used when the successful bidder of a project requests that the Public Administration provide an advance payment from the awarded budget for materials. For the Public Administration to grant this, a guarantee is required. In this case surety bond guarantees that the materials supplied to the contractor will be incorporated into the fulfilment of the contract within the terms of the contract/or the proper application of the advance payment for the works in question.
This type of guarantee protects the owner of a completed construction project for a specified period of time against defects and failures in materials, workmanship and design that might later arise if the project has been done incorrectly. It acts as an insurance policy on a construction project to ensure that a contractor corrects defects that arise, or that defects are compensated for.