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We received a payment bond which has a contract number, etc. But is there something that we need from our customer proving they are connected to this bond? The customers name or info isn't anywhere on the bond.

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Dec 12, 2018
That's a good question. Payment bonds are generally obtained by the GC on a project. While the GC may also require all or certain subs to obtain a payment bond, as well, when a bond is required by the owner or by statute the requirement is almost universally for the GC.

Additionally, there should be some identification of the job itself on the bond documents.

Accordingly, if a copy of the bond is received from a subcontractor who was not required to post it's own payment bond, the bond would not necessarily reference that particular sub.
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