(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a procurement officer may
not require a contractor to provide a performance bond, payment bond, or other security
on a procurement contract for construction, construction related services, services,
or supplies if the price of the procurement contract is $100,000 or less.
(b) A procurement officer shall require a contractor to provide a performance bond,
payment bond, or other security if federal law or a condition of federal assistance
requires the security.
(c) If the price of a procurement contract for construction exceeds $100,000, a procurement
officer shall require a contractor to provide security as required under Title 17,
Subtitle 1 of this article.
(d) A procurement officer may require a contractor to provide a performance bond or
other security on a procurement contract for supplies, services, or construction related
(1) circumstances warrant security; and
(2) the price of the procurement contract exceeds $100,000.
(e)(1) The Board shall adopt regulations to establish separate surety bond forms for
procurement officers to use to require security for:
(i) fixed-price contracts; and
(ii) multiyear contracts.
(2) The form for multiyear contracts shall provide for annual and renewable contracts.
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