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FORM OF CONTRACT FOR HOUSING AND MINOR WORKS
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This contract (downloadable in PDF format below) is a document which sets out the manner in which the work is to be done by the builder and paid for by the employer. The builder when tendering must study the contract and satisfy himself that he understands the contract conditions, what he is to do, also when by whom he is to do, also when and by whom he is to be paid. After signing the contract, the builder and employer will be bound by the conditions set out herein.

This contract is provided by the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors as a public service. Persons wishing to use the contract may do so at their own discretion and risk.


GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF THIS CONTRACT

(These guidelines do not form part of the contract)

NOTE: Two copies of the contract are to be completed by the contracting parties and the top copy retained by the employer. The other copy is to be handed to the builder as soon as the employer has completed the acceptance of tender

Step 1
The employer and principal agent are to complete the schedule of contract particulars before issuing the document to the tenderers (builders)

Step 2
The builder must complete the builder's tender (offer to build) and write on that part of the contract form where shown the following in the presence of the person who is to witness his or her signature: the place of signature (the city, town or village where the signing takes place) the date that the builder signs the tender form his own signature write in block capitals the full personal name of the person who has signed the document and the name of the builder's company or firm the witness must sign where shown write the address where the builder can be found as his own place of business, such as his home or office write the address where post can be received by the builder write the telephone and (if the builder has one) the telefax number where the builder can be contacted

Step 3
The employer, to accept the tender, must complete the acceptance of tender by writing on that part of the contract form where shown the following in the presence of the person who is to witness his or her signature: the place of signature (the city, town or village where the signing takes place) the date that the employer signs the tender form his own signature write in block capitals the full personal name of the person who has signed the document and the name of the employer the witness must sign where shown write the address where the employer can be found as his place of business write the address where post can be received by the employer write the telephone and (if the employer has one) the telefax number where the employer can be contacted

Step 4
The builder shall provide the employer with a contract guarantee in terms of clause 2.01, and shall take out insurance in terms of clause 2.05

Step 5
The employer shall take out insurance of the works in terms of clause 4.01 and thereafter hand over the site to the builder in terms of clause 4.02


FORM OF CONTRACT FOR HOUSING AND MINOR WORKS

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Form of Contract for Housing and Minor Works PDF (47.87 KB) Administration 2012-10-22