The Disputes and Collaboration group for the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) COVID-19 Task Force has published guidance on futureproofing contract amendments in response to COVID-19.
The latest guidance includes options for amending JCT and NEC contracts in the wake of the impact of the pandemic. It builds on previous advice released by the CLC on contractual best practice.
The reports are designed to help contractors identify issues and 'distil their negotiated position into the drafting of the contract', as well as provide a starting point for all parties involved as to how they will deal with the repercussions COVID-19 pandemic.
Steve Bratt, group chief executive officer at the Electrical Contractors’ Association, said: 'The Construction Leadership Council has been working to sustain the construction industry through the current period when restrictions are in place, and to ensure it is able to drive future economic growth and prosperity.
'The additional guidance published today on the future proofing of contracts forms a key part of this workstream, enabling businesses to work across their supply chains and plan for the future.
'Building on the bank of advice issued by Government and industry in the last few months, this combined with the summary and record keeping guides aims to support firms as they continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 on their businesses.'