Virgin Islands: Is the project protected under the Miller Act? Bond Claim? Or simply a Lien?
We were on a hurricane relief project in the US Virgin Islands.
FEMA – Funded the project
FEMA reimburses VIHFA (Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority) after
VIHFA pays contractor
VIHFA pays AECOM (large engineering firm)
AECOM pays their subcontractor
That subcontractor pays our employer
Our employer pays us
The work we did was on hurricane damaged houses owned by individuals. The
property we worked on was NOT owned by the government.
AECOM’s subcontractor is required to have a payment bond.
1. Is AECOM’s subcontractor’s payment bond governed by the Miller Act?