Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Date Published: June 2016
Current edition: MW 2016 Previous editions: MW 2011, MW 2005 (Revision 2 2009), MW 1998
The JCT Minor Works Building Contract is the best selling JCT Contract of all time and is the first choice for clients/employers and architects/builders involved with smaller scale, basic construction projects where the works are of a simple nature.
The JCT no longer uses the contract value for deciding the appropriate type of contract, but rather the complexity, choice of procurement method and contractual arrangement.
The JCT criteria for determining the suitability and application of the Minor Works Contract are: Where the work involved is simple in character Where the work is designed by or on behalf of the Employer Where the Employer is to provide drawings and/or a specification and/or work schedules to define adequately the quantity and quality of the work Where a Architect/Contract Administrator is to administer the conditions The contract also includes, or requires: The employer must provide drawings, a specification, or work schedules to define the quantity and quality of work.
The price and payment structure of the contract is based on a lump sum with monthly interim payments.
Provisions are included for collaborative working and sustainability.
For use on both private and public sector projects. It contains the guidance notes.
This contract can be used with the Framework Agreement (FA).
The Minor Works Contract may not be suitable in the following situations: Where bills of quantities are required Where provisions are required to govern work carried out by named specialists Where detailed control procedures are needed Where the Contractor is to design discrete part(s) of the works, even though all the other criteria are met consider Minor Works Building Contract with contractor's design (MWD).