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Additional Performance Security when Bid is 80% or Less

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Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 4608-F(Y) Dated, 18th July, 2018

MEMORANDUM

Sub: Additional Performance Security when the bid rate is 80% or less of the Estimate put to tender and no increase in scope of work of projects during execution phase.

In tenders for Government works, bids are sometimes received at a much lower rate than the Estimated Amount put to tender. In such cases, to ensure the quality and proper execution of the work in public interest, the Governor is pleased to decide that Additional Performance Security @ 10% of the tendered amount shall be obtained from the successful bidder if the accepted bid value is 80% or less of the Estimate put to tender.

2. The Additional Performance Security shall be submitted in the form of Bank Guarantee from any Scheduled Bank before issuance of the Work Order. If the bidder fails to submit the Additional Performance Security within seven working days from the date of issuance of Letter of Acceptance, his Earnest Money will be forfeited and other necessary actions as per NIT like blacklisting of the contractor, etc, may be taken. The Bank Guarantee shall have to be valid up to end of the Contract Period and shall be renewed accordingly, if required.

3. The Bank Guarantee shall be returned immediately on successful completion of the Contract. If the bidder fails to complete the work successfully, the Additional Performance Security shall be forfeited at any time during the pendency of the contract period after serving proper notice to the contractor. Necessary provisions regarding deduction of security deposit from the progressive bills of the contractor as per relevant clauses of the contract shall in no way be altered/ affected by provision of this Additional Performance Security.

4. Henceforth, necessary provision shall be incorporated in all Notice Inviting Tenders and shall be part of the Contract Agreement.

5. This order will take immediate effect and necessary amendment in the West Bengal Financial Rules shall be made in due course.

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Govt. of West Bengal

No. 4608-F dated 18.07.2018, Source