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
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.