Sub-Contractors – Freedom of Choice? Well, sort of…

19-04-2016

Author: Alma Kelly and Aaron Boyle



Recent developments in public procurement law and practice have an impact on how sub-contractors are selected and appointed on public projects and contracts. This note highlights some matters to be aware of when selecting sub-contractors.

Changes in the Public Works Contracts

Direct Tendering to Specialist Works Contractors in Employer Designed Contracts

A procedure for the contracting authority to directly obtain tenders from specialist works sub-contractors, who will then be appointed by the main contractor (so called “Reserved Specialists”) has been introduced in the Employer-designed forms of Public Works Contracts: PW-CF1, PW-CF3 and PW-CF5.

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