EJCDC C Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract. Copyright © National Society of Professional Engineers for EJCDC. All rights. C Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract. book. Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC). EJCDC Contract Documents. Available for immediate electronic download: The “Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract” (C, formerly ) details the basic terms.
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C-700 Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract
Please contact customerservices lexology. Eighty-fifth in a Series—Each issue of this newsletter discusses important terms found in typical construction documents. This month, Doug Shevelow, P.
When does a construction project begin and end? The beginning is easy to identify.
The end of a construction project is a little harder to figure out. Is it when substantial completion is achieved?
Is it when the punchlist is complete? Or is it when the contractor submits its final application for payment? Under the C, the final payment process starts after several conditions precedent have occurred: After Contractor has, in the opinion of Engineer, satisfactorily completed all corrections identified during the final inspection and has delivered, in accordance with the Contract Documents, all maintenance and operating instructions, schedules, guarantees, bonds, certificates or other evidence of insurance certificates of inspection, marked-up record documents as provided in Paragraph 6.
The Contractor also has to lay its cards down on the table and identify any claims that it thinks remain unsettled. c-7700
In lieu of the releases or waivers of Liens specified in Paragraph If any Subcontractor or Supplier fails to furnish such a release or receipt in full, Contractor may furnish a bond or other collateral satisfactory to Owner to indemnify Owner against any Lien.
At the same time Engineer will also give written notice to Owner and Contractor that the Work is acceptable subject to the provisions of Paragraph Otherwise, Engineer will return the Application for Payment to Contractor, indicating in writing the reasons for refusing to recommend final payment, in which case Contractor shall make the necessary corrections and resubmit the Application for Payment.
Final payment under the EJCDC C-700
The Owner is permitted to withhold payment for any setoff it may be claiming against the Contractor. Contractors wishing to maintain claims must take care to compel the Owner to make such a recognition that there remain unsettled claims.
This requirement is in addition to This requirement has the potential for abuse by an Owner not willing to make final payment with outstanding claims pending. In cases where such claims remain unsettled, the true ejvdc of the project could be years away—on the other side of difficult and expensive litigation.
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C Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract
My saved default Read later Folders shared with you. Register now for your free, tailored, daily legal newsfeed service. USA June 30 Application for Payment 1. The final Application for Payment shall be accompanied except as previously delivered by: Payment Becomes Due 1. The Owner waives all claims except for those arising from surprise liens and defective work that appears later. The Contractor waives all claims except for those previously identified and expressly acknowledged in writing by the Owner as still unsettled.
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