Last edited 15 May 2014

End of contract report

Once the defects liability period has ended and the final account has been agreed, it is advisable for the contract administrator or construction manager to prepare an end of contract report (or post contract report). In the case of the construction manager this should be completed for each trade package. On a traditional contract it is a commentary or overview of the history of the main contract.

An end of contract report can be useful for a number of reasons:

  • In the public sector, the politics of public scrutiny can lead to questions of audit, proprietary and transparency long after the project is completed.
  • On all projects unanticipated legal proceedings can require the history of a project to be examined.
  • It can provide a useful reference document chronicling the contractor’s performance. This can be helpful when considering whether to employ that contractor again.

An end of contract report may include the following:

Contractor design obligations and performance:


  • Progress against programme.
  • Manufacturing errors, omissions or faults.
  • Variations and scope reductions or increases.
  • Percentage of work against factory output.
  • Resources employed (machinery and labour).
  • Suppliers and subcontracts.
  • Offsite payments.

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