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Longer Form Construction Sub-Contracts

The sub-contracts in this subfolder are suitable for all types of construction project where a more detailed form of Agreement is required. These Agreements can be used by a builder or main contractor to engage an electrician, plumber, plasterer or bricklayer or any other specialist tradesperson.

The templates include detailed provisions to ensure the parties understand what is expected of them, thus reducing the scope for disputes. Descriptions of the main contract works and the sub-contract works need to be inserted. A timescale is set out for completion of the works and the agreement lists the day-to-day obligations of the contractor and sub-contractor. The sub-contracts have clauses dealing with payments to the sub-contractor, the sub-contractor’s liability and insurance.

In addition, these templates make provision for a retention to be held by the contractor. The retained sum is paid to the sub-contractor when the defects liability period has expired, so long as the sub-contractor has remedied any defects. There are also clauses dealing with variations to the Works and extensions of time.

A liquidated damages clause has not been included given the difficulties in calculating a genuine pre-estimate of loss for the main contractor. Instead, the sub-contractor is required to compensate the main contractor for losses caused by the sub-contractor’s delay.

The sub-contracts provide for payments to be made in monthly instalments. In some of the templates the sub-contractor submits invoices. In others the contractor issues payment notices. Some of the Agreements set out a fixed price for the job, in others a daily rate is specified for the sub-contractor and his workers.

In other subfolders we have construction sub-contracts providing for payment in instalments on receipt of the sub-contractor’s invoice, templates providing for one-off payment on practical completion of the works and more robust templates for larger projects.

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