RETENTION MONEY FOR INRASTRUCTURES

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RETENTION MONEY FOR INRASTRUCTURES

Post by riddler on Tue May 25, 2010 9:24 am

excerpt on the amended IRR "ANNEX E" for 10% RETENTION

6. RETENTION MONEY

6.1. Progress payments are subject to retention of ten percent (10%) referred to as the
"retention money." Such retention shall be based on the total amount due to the
contractor prior to any deduction and shall be retained from every progress payment
until fifty percent (50%) of the value of works, as determined by the procuring
entity, are completed. If, after fifty percent (50%) completion, the work is
satisfactorily done and on schedule, no additional retention shall be made; otherwise,
the ten percent (10%) retention shall be imposed.

6.2. The total "retention money" shall be due for release upon final acceptance of the
works. The contractor may, however, request the substitution of the retention
money for each progress billing with irrevocable standby letters of credit of from a
commercial bank, bank guarantees or surety bonds callable on demand, of amounts
equivalent to the retention money substituted for and acceptable to Government,
provided that the project is on schedule and is satisfactorily undertaken. Otherwise,
the ten percent (10%) retention shall be made. Said irrevocable standby letters of
credit, bank guarantees and/or surety bonds, to be posted in favor of the
Government shall be valid for a duration to be determined by the concerned
implementing office/agency or procuring entity and will answer for the purpose for
which the ten percent (10%) retention is intended, i.e., to cover uncorrected
discovered defects and third party liabilities.

excerpt from the PBD

42.Retention

42.1. The Procuring Entity shall retain from each payment due to the Contractor an amount equal to a percentage thereof using the rate as specified in SCC Clause 42.2.

42.2. Progress payments are subject to retention of ten percent (10%), unless otherwise specified in the SCC, referred to as the “retention money.” Such retention shall be based on the total amount due to the Contractor prior to any deduction and shall be retained from every progress payment until fifty percent (50%) of the value of Works, as determined by the Procuring Entity, are completed. If, after fifty percent (50%) completion, the Work is satisfactorily done and on schedule, no additional retention shall be made; otherwise, the ten percent (10%) retention shall again be imposed using the rate specified therefor.

42.3. The total “retention money” shall be due for release upon final acceptance of the Works. The Contractor may, however, request the substitution of the retention money for each progress billing with irrevocable standby letters of credit from a commercial bank, bank guarantees or surety bonds callable on demand, of amounts equivalent to the retention money substituted for and acceptable to the Procuring Entity, provided that the project is on schedule and is satisfactorily undertaken. Otherwise, the ten (10%) percent retention shall be made. Said irrevocable standby letters of credit, bank guarantees and/or surety bonds, to be posted in favor of the Government shall be valid for a duration to be determined by the concerned implementing office/agency or Procuring Entity and will answer for the purpose for which the ten (10%) percent retention is intended, i.e., to cover uncorrected discovered defects and third party liabilities.

42.4. On completion of the whole Works, the Contractor may substitute retention money with an “on demand” Bank guarantee in a form acceptable to the Procuring Entity.

i think most government agencies if not all, allows the 10% Retention Money after the Completion of the Project be replaced by a SURETY BOND as Warranty.. Is it contrary to Clause 42.4 of the PBD? Question affraid scratch scratch



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