MF/2 Rev 2 (1999)
MF/2 Rev 2 (1999)

The following Construction guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • MF/2 Rev 2 (1999)
  • Comparison with MF/1
  • The contract in outline
  • Contractor's obligations—plant
  • Contractor's obligations—design
  • Purchaser obligations—payment
  • Engineer
  • Variations
  • Claims—extensions of time
  • Claims—additional costs
  • more

'MF/2' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. It is for use in connection with home (ie UK) or overseas contracts for the supply only of electrical, electronic or mechanical plant (its full title is MF/2 Model Form of General Conditions of Contract for use in connection with home or overseas contracts for the supply of electrical, electronic or mechanical plant). The main conditions have not been updated since 1999 although there are amendment slips to cover the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (C(RTP)A 1999) and suggested amendments to bring it in line with MF/1 revision 5.

Depending on the extent of the contractor’s obligations and the nature of the site, MF/2 may be a contract for 'construction operations' and be subject to the requirements of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996). There is no clause on adjudication and the payment clauses do not comply with these statutory requirements—these clauses would need to be introduced by adapting similar clauses from MF/1. See Practice Notes: What is a construction contract under the HGCRA 1996? and Interim payments in construction contracts.

Comparison with MF/1

MF/1 is the related design and build contract. See Practice Note MF/1 Rev 6 (2014)