I’ve got a fairly simple contract in mind to install a dividing wall within an existing industrial unit.
I’m considering using an ECSC contract, but I’m a little concerned about the loss of:
Clauses 40.3 (Notification of Tests and Inspections and the provision of results;
Clause 40.5 Repeat of Tests upon finding a Defect:
Clause 40.5 Supervisor not causing unnecessary delay:
Clause 40.6 Project Manager (Opt A) assessing the amount due after a Defect is found.
The Notes for Guidance (ECSC) suggest that tests an inspections may still be anticipated under the Short Contract - so why the loss of these 4No. Clauses?
Do users typically write these back in to the Works Information?
Obviously I can just opt for an Option A (for example) but just trying to understand the thought process of the Short Contract with regards to Testing and Inspection.
Your thoughts would be much appreciated.