The Intermediate contract is more detailed and has more extensive control procedures than the Minor Works Agreement, but it is less detailed than the Standard Building Contract.
It can be appropriate for projects that are procured via both the traditional procurement route, or conventional method and can be used by both private and public employers.
In projects that use the Intermediate Building Contract the architect or design team work for the employer and supply the contractor with the design. If the appointed contractor is designated as responsible for the design of parts of the works, an Intermediate Building Contract with contractors design must be used.
Drawings and bills of quantities and a work specification will be supplied by the employer in order to define the quantity and quality of work required at tender stage.
Intermediate Building Contracts are normally administered either by a quantity surveyor, architect, or contract administrator.
The Intermediate Building Contract pricing is based on a lump sum with monthly interim payments. At the tender stage of the project, the employer is required to provide a set of drawings along with a second document. If the other document is a bill of quantities or work schedules, the contractor must have priced it. If the other document is a specification, the contractor must have priced it or if a lump sum is provided, a Schedule of Rates or a Contract Sum Analysis is required