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MacRoberts on Scottish Construction Contracts, 3rd Edition


 
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By: MacRoberts
Edition: 3 Rev ed
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781118273456
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 576 pages
Pub Date: 07/11/2014
Provides a guide to the general principles of Scottish law relevant to construction contracts and the main provisions of the standard forms of construction contract used in Scotland including:
•the obligations of employers and contractors
•certification
•payment
•ending a construction contract
•remedies
•subcontracts
•collateral warranties
•insurance
•dispute resolution
•regulatory matters
The new edition has been substantially updated and expanded to take account of the latest editions of the Scottish Standard Building Contracts and recent case law. Specific updates have been driven by the following changes to legislation and standard contracts
•Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 and the relative Scheme for Construction Contracts
•Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010
•Recognising the significant increase in use of NEC3 standard forms of contract, references to NEC3 provisions have been introduced throughout the relevant chapters so that each now covers the common law, the SBCC provisions and the NEC3 provisions.
It also features new chapters on: litigation; competition; the Bribery Act 2010; and guarantees and bonds.
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  • Foreword by the Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead KT xiii

    Preface xv

    1 Construction Contracts in General 1

    1.1 Introduction 1

    1.2 Definition of a construction contract 1

    1.3 Parties involved in a construction project 5

    1.4 Types of construction contract 15

    1.5 The SBCC forms of building contract 23

    1.6 The NEC3 forms of contract 25

    1.7 Building Information Modelling (BIM) 27

    1.8 Soft Landings 29

    2 Procurement 32

    2.1 Introduction 32

    2.2 The EU public procurement regime and EU economic and legal principles 33

    2.3 Beyond the EU 35

    2.4 Conditions for application of the procurement rules 36

    2.5 Who must comply with the Regulations? 36

    2.6 Treatment of a proposed contract as a works contract, supply contract or a services contract 37

    2.7 What are the relevant financial thresholds? 40

    2.8 Is there an applicable exclusion? 41

    2.9 Types of procurement procedure 42

    2.10 The open procedure 42

    2.11 The restricted procedure 43

    2.12 The negotiated procedure with advertisement 46

    2.13 The competitive dialogue procedure 49

    2.14 Awarding the contract 53

    2.15 The Alcatel mandatory standstill period 54

    2.16 The use of framework agreements in public procurement 56

    2.17 Remedies against contracting authorities (bidder grievances and complaints) 57

    2.18 Awarding low-value contracts fairly 61

    2.19 Forthcoming changes in the Procurement law landscape 62

    3 Entering into a Construction Contract 64

    3.1 Introduction 64

    3.2 Essentials of written and oral contracts 64

    3.3 Capacity to contract 71

    3.4 Implied terms 73

    3.5 Letters of intent 78

    3.6 Incorporation of terms by reference to another document 80

    3.7 Contract interpretation 83

    3.8 Signing a building contract 84

    4 Employers’ Obligations 87

    4.1 Introduction 87

    4.2 Possession of the site 88

    4.3 Administration 92

    4.4 Information and instructions 95

    4.5 Variations 97

    4.6 Other obligations 102

    5 Contractors’ Obligations 103

    5.1 Introduction 103

    5.2 Completing the works 103

    5.3 The quality of the work 118

    5.4 Defective work 128

    5.5 Progress of the works 131

    5.6 Insurance and indemnity 138

    5.7 The Joint Fire Code 139

    5.8 Health and safety 140

    6 Time 141

    6.1 Introduction 141

    6.2 Commencement of the works 141

    6.3 Time of the essence 142

    6.4 Progress of the works 142

    6.5 Adjustment of the Completion Date and extension of time for completion 143

    6.6 Partial possession, sectional completion and acceleration 152

    6.7 Completion of the works 153

    6.8 Damages for late completion 154

    6.9 Liquidated damages 155

    6.10 The SBC/DB 158

    6.11 The NEC3 159

    7 Certification 168

    7.1 Introduction 168

    7.2 Formal requirements of certificates 168

    7.3 Interim certificates 171

    7.4 Final certificates 176

    7.5 Other certificates 180

    7.6 Roles and duties of certifiers 183

    8 Payment 188

    8.1 Contractual payment 188

    8.2 Adjustment of the contract price 206

    8.3 Loss and expense 215

    8.4 Quantum meruit 220

    8.5 Quantum lucratus 222

    8.6 Contractual retention 224

    8.7 Project bank accounts (PBA) 227

    9 Ending a Construction Contract 229

    9.1 Introduction 229

    9.2 Frustration and impossibility 229

    9.3 Force majeure 232

    9.4 Termination 233

    9.5 Repudiation and rescission 242

    9.6 Death and illness 243

    9.7 Illegality 244

    9.8 Insolvency 245

    9.9 Prescription 248

    10 Remedies 254

    10.1 Introduction 254

    10.2 Rescission 255

    10.3 Specific implement 256

    10.4 Damages for breach of contract 257

    10.5 Finance charges 261

    10.6 Interest 263

    10.7 Interdict 267

    10.8 Withholding payment 267

    10.9 Suspending performance 269

    10.10 Delictual claims 271

    11 Sub-contractors and Suppliers 275

    11.1 Introduction 275

    11.2 SBCC Standard Sub-Contracts 275

    11.3 NEC3 Standard Sub-Contracts 276

    11.4 Nominated and domestic sub-contractors 276

    11.5 Named and specialist Sub-Contractors 277

    11.6 Direct payments to sub-contractors 279

    11.7 Privity of contract 280

    11.8 Relationship between main and sub-contracts 282

    11.9 Restrictions on sub-contracting 283

    11.10 Main contractor’s discount 284

    11.11 Suppliers 285

    11.12 Retention of title clauses 285

    11.13 Supply of goods by sub-contractors 287

    11.14 Adequate mechanism for payment 288

    12 Assignation, Delegation and Novation 290

    12.1 Introduction 290

    12.2 Common law 291

    12.3 Effect of assignation upon claims 292

    12.4 Delectus personae 294

    12.5 Assignation under the SBC and the SBC/DB 294

    12.6 Assignation under the NEC3 295

    12.7 Delegation 295

    12.8 Novation 296

    13 Rights forThird Parties 300

    13.1 General 300

    13.2 Collateral warranties 300

    13.3 Typical clauses 303

    13.4 Effects of the 1996 Act on collateral warranties 310

    13.5 Third party rights schedule 311

    13.6 Assignation 313

    14 Insurance 314

    14.1 Insurance: General principles 314

    14.2 Insurance under the SBC and the SBC/DB 318

    14.3 Insurance under the NEC3 323

    14.4 Professional indemnity insurance 325

    14.5 Latent defects insurance 327

    14.6 Project insurance 327

    15 Litigation 329

    15.1 Introduction 329

    15.2 The litigation process 329

    16 Adjudication 338

    16.1 Introduction 338

    16.2 The scope of Part II of the 1996 Act, as amended by the 2009 Act 338

    16.3 The notice of adjudication 340

    16.4 Appointment of the adjudicator 341

    16.5 The referral notice 342

    16.6 Conduct of the adjudication 342

    16.7 The decision 347

    16.8 Adjudicator’s fees and costs/expenses of the parties 348

    16.9 Liability of the adjudicator 351

    16.10 Enforcement proceedings 351

    16.11 Proceedings following adjudication 373

    16.12 Human rights 373

    16.13 Adjudication in PPP contracts 375

    17 Arbitration 377

    17.1 Introduction 377

    17.2 The Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 380

    18 Other Forms of Dispute Resolution 396

    18.1 Mediation 396

    18.2 Settlement agreements 408

    18.3 Expert determination 414

    18.4 Early neutral evaluation 418

    18.5 Senior management review 419

    18.6 Dispute boards 422

    19 Tax 426

    19.1 Value Added Tax (VAT) 426

    19.2 The Construction Industry Scheme 433

    20 Health and Safety 437

    20.1 Introduction 437

    20.2 Common law 437

    20.3 Health and Safety atWork etc. Act 1974 438

    20.4 The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 444

    20.5 The SBC and the SBC/DB provisions 455

    20.6 The NEC3 provisions 456

    21 RegulatoryMatters: Competition in Construction 457

    21.1 Competition law in the UK: Introduction 457

    21.2 Competition law: Overview 457

    21.3 Penalties 458

    21.4 The Chapter I prohibition 459

    21.5 The Roofing and English Construction cases 462

    21.6 The cartel offence 464

    21.7 Leniency 465

    21.8 The Chapter II prohibition 466

    21.9 Summary 467

    22 RegulatoryMatters: The Bribery Act 2010 468

    22.1 Compliance:The Bribery Act 2010 468

    22.2 The Bribery Act 2010: The offences 469

    22.3 The Bribery Act 2010: The defence 474

    22.4 Facilitation payments 477

    22.5 Consequences of offences under the Bribery Act 478

    22.6 Prosecution under the Bribery Act 482

    22.7 Construction industry risk profile 482

    22.8 The SBC, the SBC/DB, the NEC3 and the Bribery Act 484

    23 Guarantees and Bonds 486

    23.1 Guarantees 486

    23.2 Bonds 491

    Tables of Cases 497

    Table of Statutes 522

    Table of Statutory Instruments 529

    Table of References 538

    Index 547


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