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2008 Edition, October 2008

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  • Revision: 2008 Edition, October 2008
  • Published Date: October 2008
  • Status: Active, Most Current
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  • Published By: John Wiley and Sons (WILEY)
  • Page Count: 424
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Background and Introduction

The purpose and use of JCT sub-contracts

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) was established in 1931 and for 75 years has produced standard forms of contracts, guidance notes and other standard documentation for use in the construction industry. In 1998, the JCT became incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and commenced operation as such in May 1998.

Currently, JCT forms require the agreement of eight constituent bodies before they are issued by the JCT. Those bodies are:

• The Association of Consulting Engineers

• The British Property Federation

• The Construction Confederation

• The Local Government Association

• The National Specialist Contractors Council

• The Royal Institute of British Architects

• The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

• The Scottish Building Contract Committee Limited

The above listed bodies are intended to be reasonably representative of the interests across the construction industry, namely, the employers, the consultants, the contractors and the sub-contractors; and the JCT forms are naturally a refl ection of these competing interests.

In 2005, the JCT authorised the publication of an entirely new suite of contracts and sub-contracts, etc.

Amongst the sub-contracts that have been issued are the following sub-contracts which are the subject matter of this book:

• Design and Build Sub-contract

• Major Project Sub-contract

• Intermediate Sub-contract

• Intermediate Sub-contract with sub-contractor's design

• Intermediate Named Sub-contract

• Minor Works Sub-contract with sub-contractor's design

• Short Form of Sub-contract

• Sub-subcontract

The only JCT sub-contract that has currently been issued that is not covered by this book is the Standard Building Sub-contract which is the subject matter of a separate book1 by one of the authors of this book.

In January 2008, the JCT Works Contracts under the JCT Management Contract were published. These works contracts are for individual works packages and are not sub-contracts as such and are therefore outside the scope of this book.

1 The JCT 05 Standard Building Sub-Contract written by Peter Barnes and published by Blackwell Publishing.