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The Base Date is relevant in respect of a number of clauses in the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016:
Fourth Recital—The parties state the Employer’s CIS status at the Base Date (also see clause 4.5)
definition of the Joint Fire Code—The Code is that which was current at the Base Date (also see clause 6.20)
clause 22.214.171.124—where there are any changes to Statutory Requirements after the Base Date, which necessitate an alteration to the Works, the alteration is treated as a Change
clause 126.96.36.199—where an amendment to the Contractor’s Proposals is necessary to comply with the approval etc of a relevant authority after the Base Date for the purposes of Development Control Requirements, such an amendment may be a Change
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