The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) released a full set of warranty bonds, proposal bonds, and payment and performance bonds specifically for design-build projects. The documents were developed by a committee of expert construction attorneys from across the country and have the endorsement of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers and the Surety & Fidelity Association of America. 

The model documents seek to increase consistency in the design and construction industry, making it easier for owners and practitioners to move forward on important projects. 

The bond forms include a proposal bond and a warranty bond, with three sets of payment and performance bonds for use by design-builders, general contractors and subcontractors. The family of documents also includes a Consent of Surety to Partial Release of Retainage and Consent of Surety to Release of Final Payment (500-D7). 

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