Insurance and Bonding:

Insurance for small business participation in City business opportunities

Administered by the Office of the City Administrative Officer, Risk Management, for all City departments, SPARTA (Service Providers and Artisan Tradesman Activities) is designed to provide Commercial General Liability, Excess General Liability, Professional Liability, Non-owned Automobile and Excess Automobile Liability Insurance Coverage to tradesmen, artisans, contractors and tenants who would not otherwise be able to provide insurance limits needed to successfully bid and compete for City business opportunities.

Apply on-line at http://www.2sparta.com or call (800) 420-0555 to speak with an insurance representative who can evaluate the scope of work performed and provide a premium quote. The insurance broker that administers the City’s program is Municipality Insurance Services and their office is located at 302 Cerritos Avenue, Building 7, Anaheim, CA 92805.


Bond Assistance Program (BAP)

Administered by the Office of the City Administrative Officer, Risk Management, for all City departments, the BAP is designed to assist in removing the barriers of surety bonding by providing technical and administrative assistance to local, small and minority businesses who would not otherwise be able to provide, on their own, the necessary bid, payment, and performance bonds to successfully bid and compete for City business opportunities.

For information on the BAP go to the City's Risk Management website at http://cao.lacity.org/ or for inquires regarding signing up for the program, please call 213-258-3000 or apply on-line at www.lacondev.com. The website links directly to Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services the City's BAP broker/administrator.