Last edited 22 Sep 2020

Construction contract particulars

The contract particulars in a construction contract (or appointment agreement) set out the aspects of the contract that are particular to the project to which the contract relates. They are commonly found in standard forms of contract and are used to set out details that are at the discretion of the contracting parties, or identify the options that will be used from within the contract conditions, but without altering the overall intention of the contract clauses. Amending the conditions themselves might have unintended consequences.

These project-specific details are sometimes found in appendices to contracts, but are now commonly entered in a ‘contract particularssection at the beginning.

It is very important that the details in the contract particulars are filled in carefully, and the implications properly understood.

The nature and extent of the contract particulars will depend on the type and complexity of the agreement being entered into, however, they might include:

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