AKC News // Department of Finance Circular 33/06: Construction Procurement Reform

Revision of the arrangements for the procurement of public works projects and for the engagement and payment of construction consultants.
Released 27 October 2006

The Standard Conditions of Engagement for Construction Consultants will apply as follows:

(i) To all new construction consultancy contracts awarded on or after 1 January 2007
(ii) To new construction consultancy contracts awarded before 1 January 2007 but after the issue of this circular where contracting authorities want to use them following receipt of appropriate training.
(iii) To existing construction consultancy contracts awarded before 1 January 2007 but only by agreement between the contracting authority and the construction consultant.
(iv) To the selection of construction consultants made before the 1 January 2007 starting date in respect of construction consultancy contracts awarded after 1 January 2007.

It is intended that the new Forms of Construction Contracts for Public Works will apply as follows:

(i) To all new public works projects about to begin the planning stage on or after Monday 19 February 2007.
(ii) To all new public works projects where planning has commenced but where detailed tender documents have not been developed by Monday 19 February 2007.
(iii) For those public works projects where detailed development of tender documents has commenced, contracting authorities can elect to use the new Forms of Construction Contracts on or after Monday 19 February, 2007.
(iv) Where a contracting authority, following appropriate training, wants to use the new forms of Construction Contracts on public works projects on a date earlier than Monday 19 February 2007.

Source: Department of Finance, or Click here to download the full Circular in PDF format.

Date : 21-11-2006