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ANALYSIS: The end of the private finance initiative (PFI) model raises questions over how the UK's £600 billion infrastructure pipeline will be delivered. 09 Nov 2018
ANALYSIS: The second edition of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Protocol brought about some welcome changes, but after six months the uptake from industry has not been as extensive as hoped. 08 Nov 2018
The NEC4 Alliance Contract was published in June 2018. The much-anticipated new standard form contract allows parties to construction projects to more closely collaborate and equally share in that project's risks and rewards.
On 22 June 2017, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) updated its existing suite of standard form New Engineering Contracts with the issue of NEC4.
The fact that the underlying contract was never signed will not always be fatal. Whether a contract has been formed will require close consideration of the facts.
Recent decisions have given some clarification on the notice period needed when a sub-contractor on a FIDIC contract requests a time extension or an extra payment due to an unexpected event or circumstance.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
ANALYSIS: As the likelihood of a 'no deal' Brexit increases, construction companies need to start thinking about whether their contracts are fit for purpose. 07 Nov 2018
Changes to the way private sector investment is used for public infrastructure projects in the UK must not delay essential existing and planned projects, an expert has warned. 29 Oct 2018
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