Please note: This information is specifically for users who use SurePath to issue electronic bonds to be submitted to the City of New Orleans.

The links below provide an overview of the process, set up and processing checklists and in-depth information on the functions the agent uses in SurePath to fulfill the agent’s part of the process.   It assumes the agent currently uses SurePath to execute bonds.

SurePath Agent Instructions

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1. Register for SurePath eBonding with IVT – Please use the “Agent - eBonding Registration”

2. Process payment for eBonding with IVT. Payment details will arrive after registration form is received. Review our pricing schedule here.

3. Obtain an electronic Digital Signature (www.identrust.com) – instructions for Agent are attached.

4. Request participating Sureties to grant Power of Attorney status in SurePath

5. Make sure you are running version 3.6 of SureForm  (Contact us once you have requested your signatures)

6. Logon to SurePath.

7. Issue eBid Bond per client's instructions using a carrier with Power of Attorney in SurePath.

8. Sign eBid Bond with Digital Signature after bond is executed.

9. Email the Bond Validation Number (BVN) to contractor/client - copy and paste from Bond Details Page.

 

City of N.O. for Contractors Instructions

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1. Register with the City of New Orleans for eBonding.

2. Register for SurePath eBonding License with IVT and make payment.

3. Request bid bond from SurePath Agent, be sure to include all the names and titles of  who will be signing the bond on your request.

4. Receive BVN number from the SurePath Agent via email.

5. Copy and paste BVN in the space indicated by the City of New Orleans Site.

Note:  It is the contractor’s responsibility to be aware of and comply with any additional Obligee eBidding / eBonding requirements other than the submitted eBond.