Commentary

9 Term contracts and framework agreements

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

9 Term contracts and framework agreements

| Commentary

9 Term contracts and framework agreements

A ‘term contract’ is one by which an employer seeks to make provision for the carrying out of certain categories of work (usually minor works of repair or maintenance) during a specified period of time1. Depending upon the terms on which tenders are invited and accepted, the resulting legal relationship may be a contract which binds the contractor to carry out whatever work of the specified description the employer chooses to order during the period stated2. Alternatively, the acceptance of a tender may result in a ‘standing offer’ by the contractor, which ripens into

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