Appropriate:

  • Where the proposed building works are of simple content involving the normal, recognised basic trades and skills of the industry, without building service installations of a complex nature or other complex specialist work
  • Where the works are designed, the requirements for the contractor's design of discrete part(s) are detailed by or on behalf of the Employer, and the Contractor is required to design those part(s) of the work (Contractor's Designed Portion)
  • Where the works are designed, the requirements for the contractor's design of discrete part(s) are detailed by or on behalf of the Employer, and the Contractor is required to design those part(s) of the work (Contractor's Designed Portion)
  • Where fairly detailed contract provisions are necessary and the Employer is to provide drawings and bills of quantities, a specification or work schedules to define adequately the quantity and quality of the work
  • Where an Architect/Contract Administrator and Quantity Surveyor are to administer the conditions

This contract provides more detailed provisions and more extensive control procedures than the Minor Works Building Contract with contractor's design (MWD) but is less detailed than the Standard Building Contract (SBC).

Can be used:

  • Where the works are to be carried out in sections
  • By both private and local authority employers;where provisions are required to cover named specialists

Not suitable: as a design and build contract.