Acceptance of electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG) – Amendment in General Financial Rules (GFR), 2017

Acceptance of electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG) – Amendment in General Financial Rules (GFR), 2017

Acceptance of electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG) – Amendment in General Financial Rules (GFR), 2017

No.F.1/4/2022-PPD
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Procurement Policy Division

264-C, North Block, New Delhi.
05.08.2022.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment in General Financial Rules (GFR), 2017 – Acceptance of electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG).

It has been decided to partially amend Rule 170(i) and Rule 171(i) of General Financial Rules (GFR), 2017 regarding ‘Bid Security and Performance Security respectively’ as under:

Rule/ ParaExisting provisionAmended Rule
170(i)The bid security may be accepted in the form of Insurance Surety Bonds, Account Payee Demand Draft, Fixed Deposit Receipt, Banker’s Cheque or Bank Guarantee from any of the Commercial Banks or payment online in an acceptable form, safeguarding the purchaser’s interest in all respects.The bid security may be accepted in the form of Insurance Surety Bonds, Account Payee Demand Draft, Fixed Deposit Receipt, Banker’s Cheque or Bank Guarantee (including e- Bank Guarantee) from any of the Commercial Banks or payment online in an acceptable form, safeguarding the purchaser’s interest in all respects.
171(i)Performance Security may be furnished in the form of Insurance Surety Bonds, Account Payee Demand Draft, Fixed Deposit Receipt from a Commercial bank, Bank Guarantee from a Commercial bank or online payment in an acceptable form safeguarding the purchaser’s interest in all respects.Performance Security may be furnished in the form of Insurance Surety Bonds, Account Payee Demand Draft, Fixed Deposit Receipt from a Commercial bank, Bank Guarantee (including e- Bank Guarantee) from a Commercial bank or online payment in an acceptable form safeguarding the purchaser’s interest in all respects.
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2. This OM is also available on website of Department of Expenditure; www.doe.gov.in -> Notification -> Circular -> Procurement Policy OM. Hindi version of this OM will follow.

Kanwalpreet
Director (Procurement Policy)
Tel.: 23093811
Email: [email protected] in

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Secretaries of All Central Government Ministries/ Departments

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