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At ALJ we understand the importance of partnering with our clients, by ensuring that Bonds and Guarantees are issued timeously, and also by applying affordable rates.
A Performance Guarantee is issued by an insurance company or bank to a contractor to guarantee the full and due performance of the contract according to the plans and specifications. A project requiring a payment & performance bond will usually require a bid bond, in order to qualify to bid for the project. A payment and performance bond will then be required of the winning bidder as a security to guarantee job completion. Should the contractor fail to construct the building according to the specifications laid out by the contract.
A Bid Bond is purchased when a contractor, or the ‘principal, is bidding on a tendered contract with public authorities and or private owners. The Bid Bond prequalifies the principal and provides the necessary security to the owner or general contractor, necessitating a guarantee that the principal will enter into the contract, if it is awarded. In essence it provides a guarantee that the Bidder (Constructor), if awarded the contract will enter into the said agreement and furnish the prescribed Performance Bond.
A Maintenance Bond is a guarantee against defective workmanship or materials after the completion of a project. Maintenance Bonds often incorporate an obligation guaranteeing ‘efficient or successful operation’ or other obligations of like intent and purpose. Maintenance guarantees are also admitted in place of the retainer of up to 10%.
This is similar to the Maintenance Bond and covers the same parameters
There is an increasing demand for supplier guarantees within the construction industry for the provision of steel and other building material to contractors and industry players. Credit insurance policies are currently available to buyers only and not suppliers.
Temporary Importation Warehouse Bond Where goods are temporarrily imported and then exported , firms need to be exempted from paying duties. The issuance of a Temporary Importation Bond is an undertaking by the Guarantor that if goods are not returned to the country of origin by a specified date, the relevant duties (limited to the value of the Guarantee) will be payable by the Guarantor. Warehouse Bonds SARS (Customs) require a bond on warehouses storing imported goods to ensure that the predetrmined duty is paid once the goods have been cleared and removed.