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Conditions of Contract

Rudimentary terms and conditions for contractors to adopt and freely adapt to suit their particular trading circumstances.

ECA Conditions of Contract

Contracts can be daunting but they are so important. Contractors who work on a letter of Intent may be found, in a court of law, not to be in contract at all.  Contractors  who contract by starting work, or by responding to request to start work in an affirmative manner, or who sign something ‘in writing’, will all be considered to have entered into ‘Contract’.

When to use a model form of contract

Where the terms and conditions have not been provided before starting work or by the responding to request to start work in an affirmative manner  or by  signing  something ‘in writing’, then the Contractors should use a model form of contract.

Free ECA model forms of contract available for Members

The JCT, NEC, the IET all publish Industry standard forms of contract, ECA provides its Members with the following contracts where no other is available. The terms are not intended to be all-embracing. It is impossible to cater for every circumstance and every trading relationship by what is a concise initial contractual solution.

ECA offer these to members in an MS Word ‘open’ format, members can download and amend them to suit their own particular requirements. As the value of a contract increases, so relying solely on these brief terms becomes increasingly unviable.

An MS Word document will help the Member to transfer it to their own letter lead. The pdf version can be used but is effectively locked-down.

 
 

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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 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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