Procuring construction contracts

Procuring construction contracts guidance:

This Practice Note identifies the factors to consider when choosing which form of procurement to use for a construction project. It looks at factors relating to time...

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Construction 2025 was launched at the Government Construction Summit in July 2013. It is a partnership between Government and industry which aims to reform the...

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This Practice Note explains what design and build (commonly referred to as ‘D&B’) procurement is. It considers why an employer would decide to use this method of...

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To view or download in PDF format, click the link below: Design and build procurement contract structure

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The Government Construction Strategy 2016–2020 (the ‘Strategy’) was launched on 23 March 2016 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (the 'IPA'), reporting to HM...

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The implication of terms into a contract is a large and complicated area of law. Sometimes, a particular term will be implied automatically into all contracts of a...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of Management Contracting and why this type of procurement is used. The most popular procurement methods in the UK...

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Management contracting procurement—diagram (PDF version)

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What is multi-contracting? Multi-contracting involves a number of contractors who are each engaged separately, and directly, by the employer to deal with separate...

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This Practice Note is a negotiation guide, looking at some of the most common issues that arise in relation to design in the drafting and negotiation of building...

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The payment provisions in a building contract will usually provide for the contractor to make applications (although applications are not always mandatory) either at...

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This Practice Note identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the contractor, the professional team of consultants...

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This Practice Note explains what partnering is, its key features and the advantages of taking this approach to a construction project. It also looks at the most commonly...

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This Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It considers lump sum, remeasurement, prime cost and target cost...

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What is a prime cost contract? In simple terms, if a contract is agreed on a ‘prime cost’ basis the contractor will be reimbursed the costs it incurs in carrying out the...

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This Practice Note looks at the nature of repair and maintenance contracts, how they are used and the different types of such contracts: term contracts and contracts for...

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There have been standard forms of building contracts in the UK for over 100 years and their use is extremely widespread. There are now numerous forms that the parties to...

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What is a target cost contract? A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under which the contractor is paid the ‘actual cost’ (usually defined in...

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This Practice Note provides a basic explanation of traditional procurement in construction. It looks at why this type of procurement is used and also considers particular...

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To view or download in PDF format, click the link below: Traditional procurement diagram

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This Practice Note explains the 'two-stage tendering' approach commonly used to procure construction projects. Many employers use two-stage tendering to involve...

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