What should be included in contract documents?
In our previous article we discussed What to include in Subcontractor pricing documentation. This followed a previous article Subcontractor scope of works where we looked at how important it was to get the scope of works right before asking subcontractors to price work.
Subcontractors are critical to the success of most construction projects. Regrettably many problems arise with subcontractors. Many of these problems occur even before the subcontractor starts work. Often the wrong subcontractor is selected, or the subcontractor isn't given all the correct information to price the work. Then there are problems with the contract document which makes it difficult to administer the subcontractor, and flaws in the documents which even give rise to claims from the subcontractor.
In this article we consider the actual contract document that you use with construction subcontractors.
Are long contract documents necessary?
In our next article Subcontractor contract documents part 2 we consider what should be included in the subcontractor's contract document.
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Selecting The Right Contractors and Subcontractors for Your Construction Project
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