Manual work: This information is often missing in many bond applications. The number represents the amount of outstanding work of the contractor at the time of this application for security. The number required is the estimated cost to complete all outstanding work. For example, if the contractor has a $100,000 order in progress and it is 90% complete, the estimated cost of completing that work is approximately $10,000. Work figures are often estimates, unless the contractor works on-site and reports on a monthly basis and can provide specific information. Regardless of how it is presented, working on the available information is a key part of the underwriting process. It represents the contractor`s current exposure amount, the contractor`s working capital and net worth at this time, whether the contractor has enough crew or equipment to undertake additional work, etc. We need to know how much of the unfinished business is bound by us and others, and how much is not bound. This commitment is also known as a labor and equipment payment bond, which is a guarantee that the winning contractor has the financial means to pay its workers, subcontractors, and material suppliers. The construction guarantee gives the client the assurance that the contractor will work according to the conditions set out in the agreement.