Accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa. The GCC 2015 contract as well as the new GCC Subcontract and provide an overview of the new Simplified Form of the GCC, describing how the Subcontract relates to the main contract and what the Simplified Form leaves out.
The GCC 2015 Contract, although frequently used in South Africa (especially for civil work) regrettably has numerous clauses that are problematic. These could cause the parties and the Employer’s Agent to make mistakes during the administration and management of the contract. Sometimes very costly ones! You’ll know what these problems are (and how to fix them) by attending this course.
SAICE®, the South African Institution of Civil Engineers, is the author of the CIDB, Construction Industries Development Board, approved GCC 2015 (General Condition of Contract for Civil Engineering Works 3rd Edition). The use of GCC forms of contract, published by SAICE, are still commonplace, especially for civil work (e.g. for the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts etc.). Whilst prepared in the original fashion (i.e. with the employer taking responsibility for the design of the works and the work being carried out on a re-measurable basis) these contracts are adaptable and the aforementioned contractual arrangement may vary.
SAICE has indicated, recently, that this contract is going to be review and that another edition will be coming out, hopefully problem areas that have been picked up and noticed over many years of dealing with this contract (and with disputes that have arisen thereunder) will become a thing of the past but until then, it’s best that you know where your risks lie. Don’t make the same mistakes others have made.
Poor contract administration and management is the number one cause for disputes. It has, therefore, become essential for users of GCC contracts to gain a thorough understanding of its terms in order that they avoid making mistakes when administering the contract. This, even more so, in the time of COVID-19 which has resulted in many projects being delayed, thus triggering a multitude of claims. This course will not only enhance your understanding of the contract, in general, it will also be of much benefit to those who are considering submitting EOT and additional cost claims or to those who stand at the receiving end of claims.
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