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Does your contract require this of you? Also, are you working on a flat fee amount or based on time and materials?
Well, if they were concerned about this, they should have required a payment and/or performance bond from you.......per the Miller Act.
The bot***** *****ne is that if this was not in your contract and you were given the job for a flat fee amount, then I don't see how you could be "required" to produce this. However, the fight may not be worth the result if it wouldn't be an extreme amount of trouble to just provide what they're asking to establish that there are no materialmen/suppliers out there that may file a claim.
If you've got a bond, I don't understand what their problem is......if a claim is made, the bond will cover down. Again, I don't think they have a legal right to require this of you......but it just boils down on whether you want to fight or whether you will just agree to get this done and get your money.
IF they think they have a legal right to require this, you may want to ask them to provide you legal authority for their request.
Yes, you can refuse and claim that it's not require under your contract and that you have bonds in place.......BUT that doesn't meant the GC will concur with you.
That's where you'll get to my statement above......if the GC withholds payment, you'll have to make a claim on the bond yourself for payment, and end up fighting......further delaying payment to you, or you'll just have to give in and move on. Thus, the real issue is whether you want to dig in your heels and fight or just give them what they're wanting in order get paid.