2009 Revisions of the JCT Standard Forms of Contract
Sweet and Maxwell has commenced publishing the 2009 Revisions of the JCT Standard Forms of Contract with the revised Standard Building Contract, the Design and Build Contract and the Minor Works Contract families. The other contract families will be published over the next couple of months. Sweet and Maxwell describe the main amendments as:
(a) The incorporation of the new sustainability provisions.
(b) Modifications to the payment provisions.
(c) Other changes in response to the Office for Government Commerce's (OGC) Achieving Excellence criteria.
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