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Contractor Development and Bonding Program

The Contractor Development and Bonding Program assists contractors with their contracting capacity and business growth.

  • Enrollment in the City of Los Angeles Contractor Development and Bonding Program.

  • Personal Account Manager to assist you in a professional assessment of current capacity and needs for growth.

  • Facilitated referrals to Program Partners and resources.

Bonding Assistance & Technical Support
  • Assistance with obtaining or increasing bonding capacity.

  • Access to City of L.A. collateral support for bid, performance and payment bonds for qualified contractors.

  • Contract review, project assessment, and field support for program bonded contracts.

  • Assistance with project risk identification and mitigation.

  • Third party funds administration.

  • Accounting cost subsidy for CPA prepared financial statements.

  • Access to contract specific financing.

  • Project opportunities and industry events sent weekly via the “Blitz of the Week”.

  • Contractor Profile to assist with business marketing.

  • Referrals to specific project opportunities.

“Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services has been a key partner on nearly every critical inclusion initiative at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), administering our bonding assistance program, playing critical program support in the delivery of our BuildLAX Academy for small contractor development, driving contractor engagement, and partnering with us to develop innovative solutions to address barriers that prevent small, disadvantaged, and minority contractors from accessing opportunity."

Amber Meshack


Business, Jobs, and Social Responsibility Division

Los Angeles World Airports

Education, Training & Contractor Support
  • Group Classes on public construction best practices led by industry experts.

  • One-on-one consultation to develop a work plan aligned to your needs and goals.

Prime Partnership Program
  • Strategic alliances with Program Prime contractors including matchmaking and referrals.

  • Networking with public agency staff and peer contractors.

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