Article - State Finance and Procurement
(a) (1) Before a public body awards a construction contract exceeding $100,000, the contractor shall provide payment security and performance security that meet the requirements of § 17–104 of this subtitle.
(2) The security shall be:
(i) for performance security, in an amount that the public body considers adequate for its protection; and
(ii) for payment security, at least 50% of the total amount payable under the contract.
(b) A public body, other than the State or a unit of the State government, may require payment security or performance security for a construction contract if:
(1) the contract exceeds $50,000 but does not exceed $100,000; and
(2) the amount of the security does not exceed 50% of the contract amount.