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Payment, contracts and disputes

Find out about how contracts should be constructed, to accommodate the Construction Act’s payment regimes, and deploy the ECA’s model forms of contract, provided here, if in doubt. Information on contracts of collateral warranty are addressed as are the more commonly deployed Industry Model forms of Contract such as the JCT and NEC model forms.

Construction Act Matters

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Conditions of Contract

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Collateral Warranty

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Insolvency

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ECA Debt Recovery Service

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Subsequent assistance

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Read about the ECA's latest Payment and Prequalification survey.

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ECA Guidance on Collateral Warranty

(PDF, 54 kB)

Guidance which introduces and explains what a Collateral Warranty means.

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Model Conditions of Purchase Guidance

(PDF, 272 kB)

For use where general-use materials are to be board and/or as a basis for a negotiated contract of supply.

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Model Conditions of Sub-Sub-Contract

(PDF, 651 kB)

To provide a basis upon which members can subcontract their obligations to a mechanical or other partner.

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Model Conditions of Tender and Contract

(PDF, 190 kB)

To provide general terms when contracting business to business or when making an offer to a general contractor.

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Model Domestic Consumer Contract

(PDF, 448 kB)

A basic series of terms and conditions that can be employed when contracting in the "domestic" consumer market.

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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Loan Labour Agreement Charging Guidelines

(PDF, 130 kB)

To facilitate Inter-Member transfer of labour on a short-term basis.

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Construction Act Payment

(PDF, 40 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA The New Construction Act Flow Chart

(PDF, 63 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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Dun & Bradstreet Risk Management Solutions

(PDF, 435 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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The Construction Act with visible ammendments

(PDF, 136 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Model Domestic Consumer Contract - MS Word Version

(WORD, 98 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Model Conditions of Purchase Guidance - MS Word version

(WORD, 19.8 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Model Conditions of Sub-Sub-Contract - MS Word version

(WORD, 144 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Model Conditions of Tender and Contract - MS Word version

(WORD, 18.8 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations

(WORD, 124 kB)

A joint publication with the BESA (Building Engineering Services Association).

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Maintenance Contract (Commercial)

(WORD, 100 kB)
Published 22 Mar 2017Last reviewed 22 Mar 2017
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ECA Making Payment Practices Publicly Available

(PDF, 318 kB)

A summary document explaining the Reporting of Payment Practices and Reporting Regulations 2017.

Published 09 Feb 2017Last reviewed 09 Feb 2017
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