Last edited 22 Sep 2020

Pre-contract meeting for construction contracts

The pre-contract meeting is an important meeting that takes place after the contractor has been appointed but before work commences on site. It is an opportunity for the project team to meet (perhaps for the first time) and to plan the construction stage.

The pre-contract meeting is chaired by the contract administrator and is an opportunity to:

The meeting should be minuted so that there is a clear record of the procedures agreed and decisions made. These minutes may form part of the contract documents, subject to agreement by both parties.

See also: Consultant team start-up meeting and Specialist contractors start-up meeting.

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