What is the role of the Surety Agent?

The role of the Surety Agent is to assist the Surety in writing profitable surety business. Typically, the agent maintains the direct contact with the contractor and serves as an intermediary between the contractor and the Surety. The agent usually handles all bid and final bond requests from the contractor and gathers miscellaneous information as requested by the Surety for underwriting purposes. Furthermore, the agent is typically responsible for the processing and delivery of all bid and final bonds.