Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Date Published: July 2016
JCT Sub-subcontract (SubSub) 2016 The JCT Sub-subcontract is a simple, straightforward form of contract. It is suitable for a sub-subcontract where the main contract is on a JCT form which has a "main contractor" regardless as to whether the subcontract is on a JCT form, but clearly it is desirable that a JCT subcontract form is used to ensure consistency of provisions.
Where the Sub-subcontract Works forms a significant part of the Subcontract Works, or are of a fairly substantial value, it is most important that the Sub-subcontractor is made aware of all the details of the Subcontract Conditions and that these are attached to the Sub-subcontract form.
Appropriate: for use where the main contract is a JCT contract.
Can be used: With any sub-contract Where the sub-subcontract works and/or sub-contract works are to be carried out in sections For sub-subcontract 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-subcontract works are of a complex technical nature Where provisions which are fully back to back with the sub-contract are required.