Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Date Published: July 2016
JCT Short Form of Subcontract (ShortSub) 2016 Current edition: ShortSub 2016 Previous editions: ShortSub 2011, ShortSub 2005 (Revision 2 2009), Short/DSC 2003
Note: this contract can only be used with JCT 2016 Edition main contracts. If you intend to use this contract with a main contract from the JCT 2011 Edition.
The Short Form of Sub-Contract is for use where a JCT contract is the main contract, and for small-scale sub-contract works that are simple, straightforward and include low risk.
It can be used when either the main contract works or the sub-contract works are to be carried out in sections.
It can be used for sub-contract works that are to be carried out on the basis of an adjusted sub-contract sum (adjustment for variations etc.) or by complete remeasurement.
It is not suitable if the sub-contracted works are of a complex or specialist nature, or if the sub-contractor is required to carry out any design.
Not suitable where provisions which are fully back to back with the main contract are required.
It contains the Guidance Notes. Appropriate: For use where the main contract is a JCT 2016 contract For a small sub-contract package of work or one that is of straightforward content with low risk involved.
Can be used: Where the sub-contract works and/or main contract works are to be carried out in sections For sub-contract works that are to be carried out on the basis of an adjusted sub-contract sum (adjustment for variations etc.) or by complete re-measurement.
Not suitable: Where the sub-contract works are of a complex technical nature Where the Sub-Contractor is to design any part of the sub-contract works, even though the other criteria are met Where provisions which are fully back to back with the main contract are required.