Last edited 14 Sep 2020

Intermediate building contract


[edit] Introduction

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) was formed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1931, when the first JCT standard form of building contract was issued (although the forms were not referred to as ‘JCT’ until 1977). JCT became a Limited Company in 1998. It now produces a range of standard forms of contract for the construction of buildings accompanied by guidance notes and other standard forms of documentation.

The JCT Intermediate Building Contract (2016) is appropriate for simple construction projects that require all the recognised industry trades and skills with detailed contract provisions but without the requirement for the installation of complicated building services or other specialist work.

This contract type is more detailed and has more extensive control procedures than the Minor Works Building Contract, but it is less detailed than the Standard Building Contract. It can be appropriate for projects that are procured via both the ‘traditional procurement route’ (or ‘conventional method’) and can be used by both private and public employers.

[edit] Project features

Projects that use the Intermediate Building Contract usually have the following key features:

The Intermediate Building Contract is not suitable for projects where the contractor is required to build in discrete parts of the work.

[edit] Details

The Intermediate Building Contract pricing is based on a lump sum with monthly interim payments. At the tender stage of the project, the employer is required to provide a set of drawings along with a second document. If the other document is a bill of quantities or work schedules, the contractor must have priced it. If the other document is a specification, the contractor must have priced it or if a lump sum is provided, a Schedule of Rates or a Contract Sum Analysis is required.

Within the contract, provisions are made for early payment and a bond for payment for materials.

[edit] Intermediate Building Contract with contractor’s design

This is a slight variation on the standard Intermediate Building Contract and is appropriate where quite detailed contract provisions are required and the employer needs to provide drawings and bills of quantities, along with a specification of work schedules in order to adequately define the quantity and quality of the work required.

The Intermediate Building Contract is not appropriate for a Design and Build project.

[edit] 2016 edition

The Intermediate Building Contract 2016 was published on 7 December 2016. Ref

The JCT 2016 edition includes:

[edit] Supporting agreements

Other agreements associated with the Intermediate Building Contract include:

[edit] Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.

[edit] External references


I believe the 2016 update to the JCT ICD also changes the design submission and approval procedure to match the JCT D&B Contract.

Designing Buildings Anywhere

Get the Firefox add-on to access 20,000 definitions direct from any website

Find out more Accept cookies and
don't show me this again