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This Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It explains what Employer’s Requirements are...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s appointment entered...
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9th Nov
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What is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to mobilise a contractor before...
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9th Nov
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While tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not uncommon for a claimant...
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9th Nov
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A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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9th Nov
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It is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and consultants (referred to in this Practice Note as...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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9th Nov
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A collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract (ie the construction contract or...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contract and the key differences between them and the...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 12th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.FIDIC...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction contracts, and the relevant provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 12th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtPrinciples of natural justiceIf an adjudicator breaches the rules of natural justice during the adjudication...
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9th Nov
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The JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to incorporate the amendments to the Housing...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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9th Nov
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Scott Schedules are often very useful in construction disputes. They help to identify the key issues between the parties, and to set out for the judge...
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Produced in partnership with James Bowling of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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...
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9th Nov

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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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13th Jan
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Current legal positionAt present, the result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 has had no effect on UK law or on the legal relationship between the...
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Produced in partnership with Jorren Knibbe of Guildhall Chambers 8th Jan
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In answering this Q&A we have considered whether, prior to concluding a public contract tendered under the restricted procedure, the contract terms...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
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A well-known problem amongst procurement professionals is the difficulty presented by the obligation under regulation 53 of the Public Contracts...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Bassett of Dentons UKMEA LLP 8th Jan
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The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 57, sets out mandatory and discretionary grounds for exclusion of economic...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware and Marina Javed of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
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Design contests are defined as follows in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 2:'those procedures which enable a...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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If a contracting authority’s standard form contracts do not already contain provisions which allow for termination in the circumstances specified in...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Bassett of Dentons UKMEA LLP 8th Jan
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Our ref: [Insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [Insert successful tenderer’s reference][Insert successful tenderer’s details and address][Date]Dear...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
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A contracting authority might wish to invite a bidder to correct a mistake in a tender submission for a public contract. Such a correction might serve...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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Pursuant to regulation 95 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015) (PCR 2015, SI 2015/102, reg 95), the award of a public...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Norton Rose Fulbright 8th Jan
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The PCR 2015The Public Contracts Regulation 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 implemented the Directive 2014/24/EU (the Public Contracts Directive) and...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 8th Jan
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As with other public procurement procedures, changing the terms of the original tender in a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) requires a new procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
For the purpose of this Q&A we have assumed that this is an above-threshold procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI...
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Produced in partnership with Dennis Edwards 8th Jan
Precedents
Our ref: [Insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [Insert successful tenderer’s reference][Insert name of successful tenderer]By email: [Insert...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
Q&As
In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, and for the foreseeable future, the UK remains a member of the European Union. Therefore, the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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We have assumed that your query relates to the procurement of an above-threshold contract by a public authority governed by the Public Contracts...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 8th Jan
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Although pre-procurement engagement with the market is not a new feature of public procurement, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan

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