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Last edited 02 Sep 2021
GC Works contracts
The suite of standard Government Conditions of contract, GC Works, is still available; however, it is no longer being updated by the government, who has moved to the New Engineering Contract, now in its fourth edition (NEC4).
The GC Works contracts were created primarily for government projects, but could be used in the private sector. They were published by the Stationery Office for the Property Advisors for the Civil Estate (PACE).
The suite of contracts comprised:
- GC Works 1: Without quantities.
- GC Works 1: With quantities.
- GC Works 1: Single-stage design and build.
- GC Works 1: Model forms and commentary.
- GC Works 1: Two-stage design and build.
- GC Works 1: Construction management trade contract with quantities.
- GC Works 1: Construction management trade contract without quantities.
- GC Works 2: Minor works.
- GC Works 3: Contract for mechanical and electrical engineering works.
- GC Works 4: Contract for building, small works.
In addition, there were a range of supporting documents such as; sub-contracts, forms of tender, invitation to tender, performance bonds, parent company guarantees, retention bonds, notices and certificates.
 Related articles
- Contract conditions.
- Government departments responsibility for construction.
- Modifying clauses in standard forms of contract.
- Minor works contract.
- Procurement route.
 External references
- Fenwick Elliot: Know your contract. November 2009.
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