279. Nominated and designated suppliers.

Employers often wish to ensure that goods used in the works are supplied by a particular supplier. They may do so by way of a formal nomination of a supplier by a mechanism prescribed in the main contract, or they may simply specify the name of a supplier in the Contract Bills. Nomination under a standard form1 may have the result that the contractor's obligation in relation to items supplied by the nominated supplier is limited and may be confined to taking steps required by the contract to secure timely performance by the supplier. He may be under no