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.
This article contains a general summary of developments and is not a complete or definitive statement of the law. Specific legal advice should be obtained where appropriate.