Tip of the MonthStandard Form Construction Contracts – using standard form contracts is an efficient and cost-effective option, but should be considered a starting point rather than the end product when contracting for engineering and construction related services. Be sure to review payment, insurance, indemnity, and other key provisions to ensure they reflect current objective. Consider the use of supplementary conditions to amend standard form agreements accordingly. Without such scrutiny, a local government may be unwittingly assuming contractual obligations that were never anticipated or bargained for. Lastly, use supplementary conditions from previous projects and from jurisdictions outside of British Columbia with caution, as these may not reflect the needs of your current project or the statutory regime in this province.
Monthly Archives: October 2011
On the Campaign Trail: Uncomfortable Questions ≠ Defamation As the local government elections draw near, and candidates vie for seats, tempers can become flared. Flashpoints for dispute include campaign materials, blog postings and all-candidates meetings. It is not uncommon for … Continue reading