A review of the JCT Constructing Excellence form of contract

In March 2007 the JCT launched a new Constructing Excellence contract with the aims of:

  • encouraging collaborative working;
  • providing flexibility in use; and
  • encouraging parties to utilise risk management during the early stages of a project.

This form of contract is aimed at public sector clients and local authorities, against a backdrop of the government requiring projects to be procured on a partnering basis, as recently reaffirmed by the Government Construction Strategy. That said, the contract may also be used on private projects.

In this briefing we explore some key features of the Constructing Excellence contract and some effects and issues arising from the same…

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