Last edited 31 Aug 2020

Preamble in construction contracts

A preamble is an explanation of a document, commonly found in contracts, specifications and bills of quantities. It can help with the interpretation of the document.

A preamble might include:

It should only include important information and should avoid including or repeating rights or obligations which should be set out in the main body of the document.

NB: Preambles should not be confused with preliminaries. For more information, see Difference between preliminaries and preambles

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