| Commentary

21 Contract documents

| Commentary

2: SCOPE OF CONTRACT

21 Contract documents

There are no particular restrictions upon the documents by which a construction contract may be formed. The following is a brief description of the types of document by which the rights and obligations of the parties are normally defined.

  1. 21.1

        Agreement or articles of agreement. This document1 describes in general terms the parties, the contract works and the price, and evidences the intention of the parties to be bound.

  2. 21.2

        Conditions. Detailed conditions, often in standard form (with or without amendments), amplify and explain the basic obligations of the parties and lay down administrative

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