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Construction-Related Guarantees / Sureties

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We have specific expertise in raising insurance-backed guarantees from leading insurers. The insurers with whom we deal are reputable and accredited with all employers in South Africa including all municipalities, ESKOM Ltd, Transnet SOC Ltd and blue-chip listed entities, and are also accredited in a number of African countries.

How we work

By working closely with leading specialist insurers, we provide facilities at affordable collateral levels and our premium rates are very competitive.

A quotation usually takes 24 hours to finalise and, with all the correct documentation completed and information submitted, the facility can be put in place within four to seven working days. With the facility in place, a guarantee is issued within 24 hours. Your facility can then be used for all your future guarantees up to a prescribed facility limit and multiple guarantees can be issued.

Banks normally take 100% collateral and still charge fees to have such a facility in place. Our insurers offer lower collateral requirements and you pay only for the guarantees you require.

A guarantee facility separate from the bank will enable your company to grow since your financing can be handled by the bank and we do your guarantees.

Types of Guarantees we arrange:

Performance / Construction

When a contract is awarded, a performance guarantee equalling 10% of the contract value is usually required.

This guarantees the performance of the contractor from the commencement of the contract up to completion.

Advance Payment Bond

The employer advances a certain amount of money to the contractor for work to be completed. The advance payment can be used to purchase plant, machinery and/or materials in cash for a particular project. This advance payment bond generally reduces and is set off against payment certificates.

Bid Bond / Tender Guarantee

A bid bond, or tender guarantee, is a safety mechanism for employers with regard to contractors that may default before or on the tender being awarded. They also provide comfort to the employer that the contractor has the finances and capacity to undertake the contract.

Unused Materials on site Bond

Before any delivery of materials to site or constructed into the works, the contractor can obtain payment for the materials from the employer.

If the contractor fails to deliver the materials on site or does not build them into the works then the employer can call on the unused materials on site guarantee. This guarantee excludes theft or damage to the materials.

Retention Money Guarantee

During the period of any contract, some employers can withhold between 5% to 10% of the value of every payment made to the contractor. This is known as retention money and is used to cover any remedial work. A retention money guarantee frees up this retention money and stands in lieu of the retention money instead of the employer withholding the aforementioned percentage. This help improve your cash flow!

We’ll identify your insurance needs and protect your business from risk

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