Standard Building Contract With Approximate Quantities (SBC/AQ)

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Current edition: SBC/AQ 2016
Previous editions: SBC/AQ 2011, SBC/AQ 2005 (Revision 2 2009), JCT 1998 (PAQ/LAQ)

  • The employer must provide drawings and approximate bills of quantities. The contractor must provide a tender sum which is only an indication of the likely price of the works.
  • The price and payment structure of the contract is based on a tender figure which is converted to a final sum on re-measurement and valuation of all work. Interim payments are monthly.
  • Sub-Contractors can be appointed with written permission of the architect/contract administrator or selected from a list of three names.
  • Provisions are included for collaborative working, sustainability, advance payment, bonds (advance payment, off-site materials, retention), third party rights and collateral warranties, named specialists, and a 'Contractor's Designed Portion'.
  • Pre-Construction Services Agreement (General Contractor) (PCSA) and Pre-Construction Services Agreement (Specialist) (PCSA/SP) can be used with this contract.
  • This contract can be used with the Framework Agreement (FA).
  • For use of both private and public sector projects.
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  • Download Model Form for the Rights Particulars
  • Download JCT Fluctuations Options B & C

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ISBN : 9780414059344