Two companies are commonly owned/controlled. They plan to bid together for one product category in a competitive bidding area (CBA) and obtained a bid surety bond for that CBA. They also plan to bid individually in two different product categories within the same CBA. Do they have to obtain a separate bond for each of their individual bids?

One bid surety bond is required, per bidding entity, for each CBA where a bid(s) is submitted. A bidding entity is the entity whose legal business name is identified in the “Form A: Business Organization Information” section of the bid. Please see the table below for clarification on this scenario.

Bids in CBA

Supplier
Included in
Bid

Bidding Entity Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD CBA Who Needs Bid Surety Bond?

Enteral
Nutrition

Nebulizers

Standard
Power
Mobility
Devices

Bid
#1
ABC DME ABC
DME
X     ABC DME is the bidding entity and must obtain a bid surety bond for this CBA where ABC DMC is the principal/obligor.
123
Medical
Bid
#2
ABC DME ABC
DME
  X   ABC DME is the bidding entity, but already obtained a bid surety bond for this CBA for Bid #1. A separate bond does not need to be obtained for this CBA for Bid #2.
Bid
#3
123
Medical
123
Medical
    X 123 Medical is the bidding entity and must obtain a separate bid surety bond for the CBA, where 123 Medical is listed on the bond as the principal/obligor. The bid surety bond for Bid #1 was obtained by ABC DME (the bidding entity) and does not extend to 123 Medical for Bid #3.

 

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Updated: 03/05/2019