DIAMOND HOUSE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

DIAMOND HOUSE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT
CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
Table of Contents
1 Definitions ………………………………………………… 15
2 Interpretation……………………………………………… 17
3 Language and Law ………………………………………… 17
4 Project Manager’s Decisions……………………………… 17
5 Delegation………………………………………………… 18
6 Communications ………………………………………… 18
7 Sub Contracting ………………………………………… 18
8 Other Contractors ……………………………………… 18
9 Personnel ………………………………………………… 18
10 Works……………………………………………………… 19
11 Safety and temporary works ……………………………… 19
12 Discoveries ………………………………………………… 19
13 Work Programme ………………………………………… 19 -20
14 Possession of site ………………………………………… 20
15 Access to site …………………………………………… 20
16 Instructions ……………………………………………… 20
17 Extension or Acceleration of completion date ………… 20
18 Management Meetings ………………………………… 21
19 Early Warning …………………………………………… 21
20 Defects …………………………………………………… 21 – 22
21 Bills of Quantities ………………………………………… 22
22 Variations ………………………………………………… 22- 23
23 Payment certificates, currency of payments and
Advance Payments ……………………………………… 23
24 Compensation events …………………………………… 25 – 27
25 Price Adjustment ………………………………………… 27 – 29
26 Retention ………………………………………………… 29
27 Liquidated Damages……………………………………… 29
28 Securities ………………………………………………… 29
29 Day Works ……………………………………………… 29 – 30
30 Liability and Insurance …………………………………… 30 – 31
31 Completion and taking over ……………………………… 31
32 Final Account …………………………………………… 31
33 Termination ……………………………………………… 31 – 32
34 Payment upon termination ………………………………… 32 – 33
35 Release from performance ………………………………… 33
36 Corrupt gifts and payments of commission ………………33 – 34
37 Settlement of Disputes ……………………………………… 34 – 36

CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
1. Definitions
1.1 In this Contract, except where context otherwise requires, the following terms shall be interpreted as indicated;
“Bill of Quantities” means the priced and completed Bill of Quantities forming part of the tender.
“Compensation Events” are those defined in Clause 24 hereunder.
“The Completion Date” means the date of completion of the Works as certified by the Project Manager, in accordance with Clause 31.
“The Contract” means the agreement entered into between the Employer and the Contractor as recorded in the Agreement Form and signed by the parties including all attachments and appendices thereto and all documents incorporated by reference therein to execute, complete, and maintain the Works,
“The Contractor” refers to the person or corporate body whose tender to carry out the Works has been accepted by the Employer.
“The Contractor’s Tender”is the completed tendering document submitted by the Contractor to the Employer.
“The Contract Price” is the price stated in the Letter of Acceptance and thereafter as adjusted in accordance with the provisions of the Contract.
“Days” are calendar days; “Months” are calendar months.
“A Defect” is any part of the Works not completed in accordance with the Contract.
“The Defects Liability Certificate” is the certificate issued by Project Manager upon correction of defects by the Contractor.
“The Defects Liability Period” is the period named in the Contract Data and calculated from the Completion Date.
“Drawings” include calculations and other information provided or approved by the Project Manager for the execution of the Contract.
“Dayworks” are Work inputs subject to payment on a time basis for labour and the associated materials and plant.
“Employer”, is the party who employs the Contractor to carry out the Works.
“Equipment” is the Contractor’s machinery and vehicles brought temporarily to the Site for the execution of the Works.
“The Intended Completion Date” is the date on which it is intended that the Contractor shall complete the Works. The Intended Completion Date may be revised only by the Project Manager by issuing an extension of time or an acceleration order.
“Materials” are all supplies, including consumables, used by the Contractor for incorporation in the Works.
“Plant” is any integral part of the Works that shall have a mechanical, electrical, chemical, or biological function.
“Project Manager” is the person named in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract (or any other competent person appointed by the Employer and notified to the Contractor, to act in replacement of the Project Manager) who is responsible for supervising the execution of the Works and administering the Contract and shall be an “Architect” or a “Quantity Surveyor” registered under the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Act Cap 525 or an “Engineer” registered under Engineers Registration Act Cap 530.
“Site” is the area defined as such in the Appendix to Condition of Contract.
“Site Investigation Reports” are those reports that may be included in the tendering documents which are factual and interpretative about the surface and subsurface conditions at the Site.
“Specifications” means the Specifications of the Works included in the Contract and any modification or addition made or approved by the Project Manager.
“Start Date” is the latest date when the Contractor shall commence execution of the Works. It does not necessarily coincide with the Site possession date(s).
“A Subcontractor” is a person or corporate body who has a Contract with the Contractor to carry out a part of the Work in the Contract, which includes Work on the Site.
“Temporary works” are works designed, constructed, installed, and removed by the Contractor which are needed for construction or installation of the Works.
“A Variation” is an instruction given by the Project Manager which varies the Works.
“The Works” are what the Contract requires the Contractor to construct, install, and turnover to the Employer, as defined in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract.
2. Interpretation
2.1 In interpreting these Conditions of Contract, singular also means plural, male also means female or neuter, and the other way around. Headings have no significance. Words have their normal meaning in English Language unless specifically defined. The Project Manager will provide instructions clarifying queries about these Conditions of Contract.
2.2 If sectional completion is specified in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract, reference in the Conditions of Contract to the Works, the Completion Date and the Intended Completion Date apply to any section of the Works (other than references to the Intended Completion Date for the whole of the Works).
2.3 The following documents shall constitute the Contract documents and shall be interpreted in the following order of priority;
(1) Agreement,
(2) Letter of Acceptance,
(3) Contractor’s Tender,
(4) Appendix to Conditions of Contract,
(5) Conditions of Contract,
(6) Specifications,
(7) Drawings,
(8) Bill of Quantities,
(9) Any other documents listed in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract as forming part of the Contract.
Immediately after the execution of the Contract, the Project Manager
shall furnish both the Employer and the Contractor with two copies
each of all the Contract documents. Further, as and when necessary
the Project Manager shall furnish the Contractor [always with a copy
to the Employer] with three [3] copies of such further drawings or
details or descriptive schedules as are reasonably necessary either
to explain or amplify the Contract drawings or to enable the
Contractor to carry out and complete the Works in accordance with
these Conditions.
3. Language and Law
3.1 Language of the Contract and the law governing the Contract shall be English language and the Laws of Kenya respectively unless
otherwise stated.
4 Project Manager’s Decisions
4.1 Except where otherwise specifically stated, the Project Manager will decide contractual matters between the Employer and the Contractor in the role representing the Employer.
5 Delegation
5.1 The Project Manager may delegate any of his duties and responsibilities to others after notifying the Contractor.
6 Communications
6.1 Communication between parties shall be effective only when in writing. A notice shall be effective only when it is delivered.
7 Subcontracting
7.1 The Contractor may subcontract with the approval of the Project Manager, but may not assign the Contract without the approval of the Employer in writing. Subcontracting shall not alter the Contractor’s obligations.
8 Other Contractors
8.1 The Contractor shall cooperate and share the Site with other contractors, public authorities, utilities etc. as listed in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract and also with the Employer, as per the directions of the Project Manager. The Contractor shall also provide facilities and services for them. The Employer may modify the said List of Other Contractors etc., and shall notify the Contractor of any such modification.
9 Personnel
9.1 The Contractor shall employ the key personnel named in the Qualification Information, to carry out the functions stated in the said Information or other personnel approved by the Project Manager. The Project Manager will approve any proposed replacement of key personnel only if their relevant qualifications and abilities are substantially equal to or better than those of the personnel listed in the Qualification Information. If the Project Manager asks the Contractor to remove a person who is a member of the Contractor’s staff or work force, stating the reasons, the Contractor shall ensure that the person leaves the Site within seven days and has no further connection with the Work in the Contract.
10 Works
10.1 The Contractor shall construct and install the Works in accordance with the Specifications and Drawings. The Works may commence on the Start Date and shall be carried out in accordance with the Program submitted by the Contractor, as updated with the approval of the Project Manager, and complete them by the Intended Completion Date.
11 Safety and Temporary Works
11.1 The Contractor shall be responsible for the design of temporary works. However before erecting the same, he shall submit his designs including specifications and drawings to the Project Manager and to any other relevant third parties for their approval. No erection of temporary works shall be done until such approvals are obtained.
11.2 The Project Manager’s approval shall not alter the Contractor’s responsibility for design of the Temporary works and all drawings prepared by the Contractor for the execution of the temporary or permanent Works, shall be subject to prior approval by the Project Manager before they can be used.
11.3 The Contractor shall be responsible for the safety of all activities on the Site.
12. Discoveries
12.1 Anything of historical or other interest or of significant value unexpectedly discovered on Site shall be the property of the Employer. The Contractor shall notify the Project Manager of such discoveries and carry out the Project Manager’s instructions for dealing with them.
13. Work Program
13.1 Within the time stated in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract, the Contractor shall submit to the Project Manager for approval a program showing the general methods, arrangements, order, and timing for all the activities in the Works. An update of the program shall be a program showing the actual progress achieved on each activity and the effect of the progress achieved on the timing of the remaining Work, including any changes to the sequence of the activities.
The Contractor shall submit to the Project Manager for approval an updated program at intervals no longer than the period stated in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract. If the Contractor does not submit an updated program within this period, the Project Manager
may withhold the amount stated in the said Appendix from the next payment certificate and continue to withhold this amount until the next payment after the date on which the overdue program has been submitted. The Project Manager’s approval of the program shall not alter the Contractor’s obligations. The Contractor may revise the program and submit it to the Project Manager again at any time. A revised program shall show the effect of Variations and Compensation Events.
14. Possession of Site
14.1 The Employer shall give possession of all parts of the Site to the Contractor. If possession of a part is not given by the date stated in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract , the Employer will be deemed to have delayed the start of the relevant activities, and this will be a Compensation Event.
15. Access to Site
15.1 The Contractor shall allow the Project Manager and any other person authorised by the Project Manager, access to the Site and to any place where work in connection with the Contract is being carried out or is intended to be carried out.
16. Instructions
16.1 The Contractor shall carry out all instructions of the Project Manager which are in accordance with the Contract.
17. Extension or Acceleration of Completion Date
17.1 The Project Manager shall extend the Intended Completion Date if a Compensation Event occurs or a variation is issued which makes it impossible for completion to be achieved by the Intended Completion Date without the Contractor taking steps to accelerate the remaining Work, which would cause the Contractor to incur additional cost. The Project Manager shall decide whether and by how much to extend the Intended Completion Date within 21 days of the Contractor asking the Project Manager in writing for a decision upon the effect of a Compensation Event or variation and submitting full supporting information. If the Contractor has failed to give early warning of a delay or has failed to cooperate in dealing with a delay, the delay caused by such failure shall not be considered in assessing the new (extended) Completion Date.
17.2 No bonus for early completion of the Works shall be paid to the Contractor by the Employer.
18. Management Meetings
18.1 A Contract management meeting shall be held monthly and attended by the Project Manager and the Contractor. Its business shall be to review the plans for the remaining Work and to deal with matters raised in accordance with the early warning procedure. The Project Manager shall record the minutes of management meetings and provide copies of the same to those attending the meeting and the Employer. The responsibility of the parties for actions to be taken shall be decided by the Project Manager either at the management meeting or after the management meeting and stated in writing to all who attended the meeting.
19. Early Warning
19.1 The Contractor shall warn the Project Manager at the earliest opportunity of specific likely future events or circumstances that may adversely affect the quality of the Work, increase the Contract Price or delay the execution of the Works. The Project Manager may require the Contractor to provide an estimate of the expected effect of the future event or circumstance on the Contract Price and Completion Date. The estimate shall be provided by the Contractor as soon as reasonably possible.
19.2 The Contractor shall cooperate with the Project Manager in making and considering proposals on how the effect of such an event or circumstance can be avoided or reduced by anyone involved in the Work and in carrying out any resulting instructions of the Project Manager.
20. Defects
20.1 The Project Manager shall inspect the Contractor’s work and notify the Contractor of any defects that are found. Such inspection shall not affect the Contractor’s responsibilities. The Project Manager may instruct the Contractor to search for a defect and to uncover and test any Work that the Project Manager considers may have a defect. Should the defect be found, the cost of uncovering and making good shall be borne by the Contractor, However, if there is no defect found, the cost of uncovering and making good shall be treated as a variation and added to the Contract Price.
20.2 The Project Manager shall give notice to the Contractor of any defects
before the end of the Defects Liability Period, which begins at Completion, and is defined in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract. The Defects Liability Period shall be extended for as long as defects remain to be corrected.
20.3 Every time notice of a defect is given, the Contractor shall correct the notified defect within the length of time specified by the Project Manager’s notice. If the Contractor has not corrected a defect within the time specified in the Project Manager’s notice, the Project Manager will assess the cost of having the defect corrected by other parties and such cost shall be treated as a variation and be deducted from the Contract Price.
21. Bills Of Quantities
21.1 The Bills of Quantities shall contain items for the construction, installation, testing and commissioning of the Work to be done by the Contractor. The Contractor will be paid for the quantity of the Work done at the rate in the Bills of Quantities for each item.
21.2 If the final quantity of the Work done differs from the quantity in the Bills of Quantities for the particular item by more than 25 percent and provided the change exceeds 1 percent of the Initial Contract price, the Project Manager shall adjust the rate to allow for the change.
21.3 If requested by the Project Manager, the Contractor shall provide the Project Manager with a detailed cost breakdown of any rate in the Bills of Quantities.
22. Variations
22.1 All variations shall be included in updated programs produced by the Contractor.
22.2 The Contractor shall provide the Project Manager with a quotation for carrying out the variations when requested to do so. The Project Manager shall assess the quotation, which shall be given within seven days of the request or within any longer period as may be stated by the Project Manager and before the Variation is ordered.
22.3 If the work in the variation corresponds with an item description in the Bills of Quantities and if in the opinion of the Project Manager, the quantity of work is not above the limit stated in Clause 21.2 or the timing of its execution does not cause the cost per unit of quantity to change, the rate in the Bills of Quantities shall be used to calculate the value of the variation. If the cost per unit of quantity changes, or
if the nature or timing of the work in the variation does not correspond with items in the Bills of Quantities, the quotation by the Contractor shall be in the form of new rates for the relevant items of Work.
22.4 If the Contractor’s quotation is unreasonable, the Project Manager may order the variation and make a change to the Contract price, which shall be based on the Project Manager’s own forecast of the effects of the variation on the Contractor’s costs.
22.5 If the Project Manager decides that the urgency of varying the Work would prevent a quotation being given and considered without delaying the Work, no quotation shall be given and the variation shall be treated as a Compensation Event.
22.6 The Contractor shall not be entitled to additional payment for costs that could have been avoided by giving early warning.
22.7 When the Program is updated, the Contractor shall provide the Project Manager with an updated cash flow forecast.
23. Payment Certificates, Currency of Payments and Advance Payments
23.1 The Contractor shall submit to the Project Manager monthly applications for payment giving sufficient details of the Work done and materials on Site and the amounts which the Contractor considers himself to be entitled to. The Project Manager shall check the monthly application and certify the amount to be paid to the Contractor within 14 days. The value of Work executed and payable shall be determined by the Project Manager.
23.2 The value of Work executed shall comprise the value of the quantities of the items in the Bills of Quantities completed, materials delivered on Site, variations and compensation events. Such materials shall become the property of the Employer once the Employer has paid the Contractor for their value . Thereafter, they shall not be removed from Site without the Project Manager’s instructions except for use upon the Works.
23.3 Payments shall be adjusted for deductions for retention. The Employer shall pay the Contractor the amounts certified by the Project Manager within 30 days of the date of issue of each certificate. If the Employer makes a late payment, the Contractor shall be paid simple interest on the late payment in the next payment. Interest shall be calculated on the basis of number of days delayed at a rate three percentage points above the Central Bank of Kenya’s average rate for base lending prevailing as of the first day the payment becomes overdue.
23.4 If an amount certified is increased in a later certificate or as a result of an award by an Arbitrator, the Contractor shall be paid interest upon the delayed payment as set out in this clause. Interest shall be calculated from the date upon which the increased amount would have been certified in the absence of dispute.
23.5 Items of the Works for which no rate or price has been entered in will not be paid for by the Employer and shall be deemed covered by other rates and prices in the Contract.
23.6 The Contract Price shall be stated in Kenya Shillings. All payments to the Contractor shall be made in Kenya Shillings and foreign currency in the proportion indicated in the tender, or agreed prior to the execution of the Contract Agreement and indicated therein. The rate of exchange for the calculation of the amount of foreign currency payment shall be the rate of exchange indicated in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract. If the Contractor indicated foreign currencies for payment other than the currencies of the countries of origin of related goods and services the Employer reserves the right to pay the equivalent at the time of payment in the currencies of the countries of such goods and services. The Employer and the Project Manager shall be notified promptly by the Contractor of an changes in the expected foreign currency requirements of the Contractor during the execution of the Works as indicated in the Schedule of Foreign Currency Requirements and the foreign and local currency portions of the balance of the Contract Price shall then be amended by agreement between Employer and the Contractor in order to reflect appropriately such changes.
23.7 In the event that an advance payment is granted, the following shall apply:-
a) On signature of the Contract, the Contractor shall at his request, and without furnishing proof of expenditure, be entitled to an advance of 10% (ten percent) of the original amount of the Contract. The advance shall not be subject to retention money.
b) No advance payment may be made before the Contractor has submitted proof of the establishment of deposit or a directly
liable guarantee satisfactory to the Employer in the amount of the advance payment. The guarantee shall be in the same currency as the advance.
c) Reimbursement of the lump sum advance shall be made by deductions from the Interim payments and where applicable from the balance owing to the Contractor. Reimbursement shall begin when the amount of the sums due under the Contract reaches 20% of the original amount of the Contract. It shall have been completed by the time 80% of this amount is reached.
The amount to be repaid by way of successive deductions shall be calculated by means of the formula:
R = A(x1 – x11)
80 – 20
Where:
R = the amount to be reimbursed
A = the amount of the advance which has been granted
X1 = the amount of proposed cumulative payments as a percentage of the original amount of the Contract. This figure will exceed 20% but not exceed 80%.
X11 = the amount of the previous cumulative payments as a percentage of the original amount of the Contract. This figure will be below 80%but not less than 20%.
d) with each reimbursement the counterpart of the directly liable guarantee may be reduced accordingly.
24. Compensation Events
24.1 The following issues shall constitute Compensation Events:
(a) The Employer does not give access to a part of the Site by the Site Possession Date stated in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract.
(b) The Employer modifies the List of Other Contractors, etc., in a way that affects the Work of the Contractor under the Contract.
(c) The Project Manager orders a delay or does not issue drawings, specifications or instructions required for execution of the Works on time.
(d) The Project Manager instructs the Contractor to uncover or to carry out additional tests upon the Work, which is then found to have no defects.
(e) The Project Manager unreasonably does not approve a subcontract to be let.
(f) Ground conditions are substantially more adverse than could reasonably have been assumed before issuance of the Letter of Acceptance from the information issued to tenderers (including the Site investigation reports), from information available publicly and from a visual inspection of the Site.
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(g) The Project Manager gives an instruction for dealing with an unforeseen condition, caused by the Employer or additional work required for safety or other reasons.
(h) Other contractors, public authorities, utilities, or the Employer does not work within the dates and other constraints stated in the Contract, and they cause delay or extra cost to the Contractor.
(i) The effects on the Contractor of any of the Employer’s risks.
(j) The Project Manager unreasonably delays issuing a Certificate of Completion.
(k) Other compensation events described in the Contract or determined by the Project Manager shall apply.
24.2 If a compensation event would cause additional cost or would prevent the Work being completed before the Intended Completion Date, the Contract Price shall be increased and/or the Intended Completion Date shall be extended. The Project Manager shall decide whether and by how much the Contract Price shall be increased and whether and by how much the Intended Completion Date shall be extended.
24.3 As soon as information demonstrating the effect of each compensation event upon the Contractor’s forecast cost has been provided by the Contractor, it shall be assessed by the Project Manager, and the Contract Price shall be adjusted accordingly. If the Contractor’s forecast is deemed unreasonable, the Project Manager shall adjust the Contract Price based on the Project Manager’s own forecast. The
Project Manager will assume that the Contractor will react competently and promptly to the event.
24.4 The Contractor shall not be entitled to compensation to the extent that the Employer’s interests are adversely affected by the Contractor not having given early warning or not having co-operated with the Project Manager.
24.5 Prices shall be adjusted for fluctuations in the cost of inputs only if provided for in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract.
24.6 The Contractor shall give written notice to the Project Manager of his intention to make a claim within thirty days after the event giving rise to the claim has first arisen. The claim shall be submitted within thirty days thereafter.
Provided always that should the event giving rise to the claim of continuing effect, the Contractor shall submit an interim claim within the said thirty days and a final claim within thirty days of the end of the event giving rise to the claim.
25. Price Adjustment
25.1 The Project Manager shall adjust the Contract Price if taxes, duties and other levies are changed between the date 30 days before the submission of tenders for the Contract and the date of Completion. The adjustment shall be the change in the amount of tax payable by the Contractor.
25.2 The Contract Price shall be deemed to be based on exchange rates current at the date of tender submission in calculating the cost to the Contractor of materials to be specifically imported (by express provisions in the Contract Bills of Quantities or Specifications) for permanent incorporation in the Works. Unless otherwise stated in the Contract, if at any time during the period of the Contract exchange rates shall be varied and this shall affect the cost to the Contractor of such materials, then the Project Manager shall assess the net difference in the cost of such materials. Any amount from time to time so assessed shall be added to or deducted from the Contract Price, as the case may be.
25.3 Unless otherwise stated in the Contract, the Contract Price shall be deemed to have been calculated in the manner set out below and in sub-clauses 25.4 and 25.5 and shall be subject to adjustment in the events specified thereunder;
(i) The prices contained in the Contract Bills of Quantities shall be deemed to be based upon the rates of wages and other
emoluments and expenses as determined by the Joint Building Council of Kenya (J.B.C.) and set out in the schedule of basic rates issued 30 days before the date for submission of tenders.A copy of the schedule used by the Contractor in his pricing shall be attached in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract.
(ii) Upon J.B.C. determining that any of the said rates of wages or other emoluments and expenses are increased or decreased, then the Contract Price shall be increased or decreased by the amount assessed by the Project Manager based upon the difference, expressed as a percentage, between the rate set out
in the schedule of basic rates issued 30 days before the date for submission of tenders and the rate published by the J.B.C. and applied to the quantum of labour incorporated within the amount of Work remaining to be executed at the date of publication of such increase or decrease.
(iii) No adjustment shall be made in respect of changes in the rates of wages and other emoluments and expenses which occur after the date of Completion except during such other period as may be granted as an extension of time under clause 17.0 of these Conditions.
25.4 The prices contained in the Contract Bills of Quantities shall be deemed to be based upon the basic prices of materials to be permanently incorporated in the Works as determined by the J.B.C. and set out in the schedule of basic rates issued 30 days before the date for submission of tenders. A copy of the schedule used by the Contractor in his pricing shall be attached in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract.
25.5 Upon the J.B.C. determining that any of the said basic prices are increased or decreased then the Contract Price shall be increased or decreased by the amount to be assessed by the Project Manager based upon the difference between the price set out in the schedule of basic rates issued 30 days before the date for submission of tenders and the rate published by the J.B.C. and applied to the quantum of the relevant materials which have not been taken into account in arriving at the amount of any interim certificate under clause 23 of these Conditions issued before the date of publication of such increase or decrease.
25.6 No adjustment shall be made in respect of changes in basic prices of materials which occur after the date for Completion except during such other period as may be granted as an extension of time under clause 17.0 of these Conditions.
25.7 The provisions of sub-clause 25.1 to 25.2 herein shall not apply in respect of any materials included in the schedule of basic rates.
26. Retention
26.1 The Employer shall retain from each payment due to the Contractor the proportion stated in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract until Completion of the whole of the Works. On Completion of the whole of the Works, half the total amount retained shall be repaid to the Contractor and the remaining half when the Defects Liability Period has passed and the Project Manager has certified that all defects notified to the Contractor before the end of this period have been corrected.
27. Liquidated Damages
27.1 The Contractor shall pay liquidated damages to the Employer at the rate stated in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract for each day that the actual Completion Date is later than the Intended Completion Date. The Employer may deduct liquidated damages from payments due to the Contractor. Payment of liquidated damages shall not alter the Contractor’s liabilities.
27.2 If the Intended Completion Date is extended after liquidated damages have been paid, the Project Manager shall correct any overpayment of liquidated damages by the Contractor by adjusting the next payment certificate. The Contractor shall be paid interest on the overpayment, calculated from the date of payment to the date of repayment, at the rate specified in Clause 23.30
28. Securities
28.1 The Performance Security shall be provided to the Employer no later than the date specified in the Letter of Acceptance and shall be issued in an amount and form and by a reputable bank acceptable to the Employer, and denominated in Kenya Shillings. The Performance Security shall be valid until a date 30 days beyond the date of issue of the Certificate of Completion.
29. Dayworks
29.1 If applicable, the Dayworks rates in the Contractor’s tender shall be used for small additional amounts of Work only when the Project Manager has given written instructions in advance for additional work to be paid for in that way.
29.2 All work to be paid for as Dayworks shall be recorded by the Contractor on Forms approved by the Project Manager. Each
completed form shall be verified and signed by the Project Manager within two days of the Work being done.
29.3 The Contractor shall be paid for Dayworks subject to obtaining signed Dayworks forms.
30. Liability and Insurance
30.1 From the Start Date until the Defects Correction Certificate has been issued, the following are the Employer’s risks:
(a) The risk of personal injury, death or loss of or damage to property (excluding the Works, Plant, Materials and Equipment), which are due to;
(i) use or occupation of the Site by the Works or for the purpose of the Works, which is the unavoidable result of the Works, or
(ii) negligence, breach of statutory duty or interference with any legal right by the Employer or by any person employed by or contracted to him except the Contractor.
(b) The risk of damage to the Works, Plant, Materials, and Equipment to the extent that it is due to a fault of the Employer or in Employer’s design, or due to war or radioactive contamination directly affecting the place where the Works are being executed.
30.2 From the Completion Date until the Defects Correction Certificate has been issued, the risk of loss of or damage to the Works, Plant, and Materials is the Employer’s risk except loss or damage due to;
(a) a defect which existed on or before the Completion Date.
(b) an event occurring before the Completion Date, which was not itself the Employer’s risk
(c) the activities of the Contractor on the Site after the Completion Date.
30.3 From the Start Date until the Defects Correction Certificate has been issued, the risks of personal injury, death and loss of or damage to property (including, without limitation, the Works, Plant, Materials, and Equipment) which are not Employer’s risk are Contractor’s risks.
The Contractor shall provide, in the joint names of the Employer and the Contractor, insurance cover from the Start Date to the end of the Defects Liability Period, in the amounts stated in the Appendix to Conditions of Contract for the following events;
(a) loss of or damage to the Works, Plant, and Materials;
(b) loss of or damage to Equipment;
(c) loss of or damage to property (except the Works, Plant, Materials, and Equipment) in connection with the Contract, and
(d) personal injury or death.
30.4 Policies and certificates for insurance shall be delivered by the Contractor to the Project Manager for the Project Manager’s approval before the Start Date. All such insurance shall provide for compensation required to rectify the loss or damage incurred.
30.5 If the Contractor does not provide any of the policies and certificates required, the Employer may effect the insurance which the Contractor should have provided and recover the premiums from payments otherwise due to the Contractor or, if no payment is due, the payment of the premiums shall be a debt due.
30.6 Alterations to the terms of an insurance shall not be made without the approval of the Project Manager. Both parties shall comply with any conditions of insurance policies.
31. Completion and taking over
31.1 Upon deciding that the Works are complete, the Contractor shall issue a written request to the Project Manager to issue a Certificate of Completion of the Works. The Employer shall take over the Site and the Works within seven [7] days of the Project Manager’s issuing a Certificate of Completion.
32. Final Account
32.1 The Contractor shall issue the Project Manager with a detailed account of the total amount that the Contractor considers payable to him by the Employer under the Contract before the end of the Defects Liability Period. The Project Manager shall issue a Defects Liability Certificate and certify any final payment that is due to the Contractor within 30 days of receiving the Contractor’s account if it is correct and complete. If it is not, the Project Manager shall issue within 30 days a schedule that states the scope of the corrections or additions that are necessary. If the final account is still unsatisfactory after it has been resubmitted, the Project Manager shall decide on the amount payable to the Contractor and issue a Payment Certificate. The Employer shall pay the Contractor the amount due in the Final Certificate within 60 days.
33. Termination
33.1 The Employer or the Contractor may terminate the Contract if the other party causes a fundamental breach of the Contract. These
fundamental breaches of Contract shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following;
(a) the Contractor stops work for 30 days when no stoppage of work is shown on the current program and the stoppage has not been authorised by the Project Manager;
(b) the Project Manager instructs the Contractor to delay the progress of the Works, and the instruction is not withdrawn within 30 days;
(c) the Contractor is declared bankrupt or goes into liquidation other than for a reconstruction or amalgamation;
(d) a payment certified by the Project Manager is not paid by the Employer to the Contractor within 30 days (for Interim Certificate) or 60 days (for Final Certificate)of issue.
(e) the Project Manager gives notice that failure to correct a particular defect is a fundamental breach of Contract and the Contractor fails to correct it within a reasonable period of time determined by the Project Manager;
(f) the Contractor does not maintain a security, which is required.
33.2 When either party to the Contract gives notice of a breach of Contract to the Project Manager for a cause other than those listed under Clause 33.1 above, the Project Manager shall decide whether the breach is fundamental or not.
33.3 Notwithstanding the above, the Employer may terminate the Contract for convenience.
33.4 If the Contract is terminated, the Contractor shall stop work immediately, make the Site safe and secure, and leave the Site as soon as reasonably possible. The Project Manager shall immediately thereafter arrange for a meeting for the purpose of taking record of the Works executed and materials , goods, equipment and temporary buildings on Site.
34. Payment Upon Termination
34.1 If the Contract is terminated because of a fundamental breach of Contract by the Contractor, the Project Manager shall issue a certificate for the value of the Work done and materials ordered and delivered to Site up to the date of the issue of the certificate. Additional liquidated damages shall not apply. If the total amount due to the Employer exceeds any payment due to the Contractor, the difference shall be a debt payable by the Contractor.
34.2 If the Contract is terminated for the Employer’s convenience or because of a fundamental breach of Contract by the Employer, the Project Manager shall issue a certificate for the value of the Work done, materials ordered, the reasonable cost of removal of equipment, repatriation of the Contractor’s personnel employed solely on the
Works, and the Contractor’s costs of protecting and securing the Works.
34.3 The Employer may employ and pay other persons to carry out and complete the Works and to rectify any defects and may enter upon the Works and use all materials on the Site, plant, equipment and temporary works.
34.4 The Contractor shall, during the execution or after the completion of the Works under this clause remove from the Site as and when required, within such reasonable time as the Project Manager may in writing specify, any temporary buildings, plant, machinery, appliances, goods or materials belonging to or hired by him, and in default the Employer may (without being responsible for any loss or damage) remove and sell any such property of the Contractor, holding the proceeds less all costs incurred to the credit of the Contractor.
Until after completion of the Works under this clause the Employer shall not be bound by any other provision of this Contract to make any payment to the Contractor, but upon such completion as aforesaid and the verification within a reasonable time of the accounts therefor the Project Manager shall certify the amount of expenses properly incurred by the Employer and, if such amount added to the money paid to the Contractor before such determination exceeds the total amount which would have been payable on due completion in accordance with this Contract the difference shall be a debt payable to the Employer by the Contractor; and if the said amount added to the said money be less than the said total amount, the difference shall be a debt payable by the Employer to the Contractor.
35. Release from Performance
35.1 If the Contract is frustrated by the outbreak of war or by any other event entirely outside the control of either the Employer or the Contractor, the Project Manager shall certify that the Contract has been frustrated. The Contractor shall make the Site safe and stop Work as quickly as possible after receiving this certificate and shall be paid for all Work carried out before receiving it.
36. Corrupt gifts and payments of commission
The Contractor shall not;
(a) Offer or give or agree to give to any person in the service of the
Employer any gift or consideration of any kind as an inducement or reward for doing or forbearing to do or for having done or forborne to do any act in relation to the obtaining or execution of this or any other Contract for the Employer or for showing or forbearing to show favour
or disfavour to any person in relation to this or any other contract for the Employer.
(b) Enter into this or any other contract with the Employer in connection with which commission has been paid or agreed to be paid by him or on his behalf or to his knowledge, unless before the Contract is made particulars of any such commission and of the terms and conditions of any agreement for the payment thereof have been disclosed in writing to the Employer.
Any breach of this Condition by the Contractor or by anyone employed by him or acting on his behalf (whether with or without the knowledge of the Contractor) shall be an offence under the provisions of the Public Procurement Regulations issued under The Exchequer and Audit Act Cap 412 of the Laws of Kenya.
37. Settlement Of Disputes
37.1 In case any dispute or difference shall arise between the Employer or the Project Manager on his behalf and the Contractor, either during the progress or after the completion or termination of the Works, such dispute shall be notified in writing by either party to the other with a request to submit it to arbitration and to concur in the appointment of an Arbitrator within thirty days of the notice. The dispute shall be referred to the arbitration and final decision of a person to be agreed between the parties. Failing agreement to concur in the appointment of an Arbitrator, the Arbitrator shall be appointed by the Chairman or Vice Chairman of any of the following professional institutions;
(i) Architectural Association of Kenya
(ii) Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya
(iii) Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya
(iv) Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch)
(v) Institution of Engineers of Kenya
On the request of the applying party. The institution written to first by the aggrieved party shall take precedence over all other institutions.
37.2 The arbitration may be on the construction of this Contract or on any matter or thing of whatsoever nature arising thereunder or in connection therewith, including any matter or thing left by this Contract to the discretion of the Project Manager, or the withholding by the Project Manager of any certificate to which the Contractor may claim to be entitled to or the measurement and valuation referred to in clause 23.0 of these conditions, or the rights and liabilities of the parties subsequent to the termination of Contract.
37.3 Provided that no arbitration proceedings shall be commenced on any dispute or difference where notice of a dispute or difference has not been given by the applying party within ninety days of the occurrence or discovery of the matter or issue giving rise to the dispute.
37.4 Notwithstanding the issue of a notice as stated above, the arbitration of such a dispute or difference shall not commence unless an attempt has in the first instance been made by the parties to settle such dispute or difference amicably with or without the assistance of third parties. Proof of such attempt shall be required.
37.5 Notwithstanding anything stated herein the following matters may be referred to arbitration before the practical completion of the Works or abandonment of the Works or termination of the Contract by either party:
37.5.1 The appointment of a replacement Project Manager
upon the said person ceasing to act.
37.5.2 Whether or not the issue of an instruction by the Project
Manager is empowered by these Conditions.
37.5.3 Whether or not a certificate has been improperly withheld
or is not in accordance with these Conditions.
37.5.4 Any dispute or difference arising in respect of war risks
or war damage.
37.6 All other matters shall only be referred to arbitration after the completion or alleged completion of the Works or termination or alleged termination of the Contract, unless the Employer and the Contractor agree otherwise in writing.
37.7 The Arbitrator shall, without prejudice to the generality of his powers, have powers to direct such measurements, computations, tests or valuations as may in his opinion be desirable in order to determine the rights of the parties and assess and award any sums which ought to have been the subject of or included in any certificate.
37.8 The Arbitrator shall, without prejudice to the generality of his powers,
have powers to open up, review and revise any certificate, opinion, decision, requirement or notice and to determine all matters in dispute which shall be submitted to him in the same manner as if no such certificate, opinion, decision requirement or notice had been given.
37.9 The award of such Arbitrator shall be final and binding upon the parties.
SECTION IV – APPENDIX TO CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
THE EMPLOYER IS
Name: _______________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Name of Authorised Representative: …………………………………………………….
Telephone: _______________________
Facsimile: ________________________
THE PROJECT MANAGER IS
Name: PRISM DESIGNS AFRICA www.a4architect.com…………………………………………………………………………….. _______________________________________________________________________
Address: _______www.a4architect.com_______________________________________________________________
The Works consist of___DIAMOND HOUSE…………………………………………
________________________________________________________________________________
The Start Date shall be ___ ______________________________________________________
The Intended Completion Date for the whole of the Works shall be
_________________________________________________________________________________
The following documents also form part of the Contract:
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
The Contractor shall submit a revised program for the Works within ____21____ days of delivery of the Letter of Acceptance.
The Site Possession Date shall be _______________________________________________
The Site is located at ……………………………………………………………………………
The Defects Liability period is _______180_________________ days.
The minimum insurance covers shall be;
1. The minimum cover for insurance of the Works and of Plant and Materials in respect of the Contractor’s faulty design is____________________
2. The minimum cover for loss or damage to Equipment is____________________
3. The minimum for insurance of other property is____________________________
4. The minimum cover for personal injury or death insurance
• For the Contractor’s employees is___________________________________
• And for other people is______________________________________________
The following events shall also be Compensation Events:
1. __________________________________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________________________________
3. __________________________________________________________________________
4. __________________________________________________________________________
The period between Program updates is ________________ days.
The amount to be withheld for late submission of an updated Program is __N/A______
_________________________________________________________________________________
The proportion of payments retained is ___0____percent.
The Price Adjustment Clause _______SHALL NOT______________________ (shall/shall not) apply
The liquidated damages for the whole of the Works is Kshs. ____N/A
The Performance Security shall be for the following minimum amounts equivalent as a percentage of the Contract Price————— percent (%)
The Completion Period for the Works is___________________________[Weeks]
The schedule of basic rates used in pricing by the Contractor is as attached [Contractor to attach].
Advance Payment _____________SHALL________________shall/ shall not be granted.

STANDARD FORM

Letter of Acceptance
Form of Agreement
Form of Tender Security
Performance Bank Guarantee
Bank Guarantee for Advance Payment
Qualification Information
Tender Questionnaire
Confidential Business Questionnaire
Statement of Foreign Currency Requirement
Details of Sub-Contractors

LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE

_______________________[date]
To: _______________________
[TEDWACS CONSTRUCTION LTD]
_____________________
[address of the Contractor]
Dear Sir,
This is to notify you that your Tender dated ___________________________
for the execution of _________DIAMOND HOUSE___[64M2]____________________________________
[name of the Contract and identification number,as given in the Tender documents] for the Contract Price of Kshs. 1.28MILLI0N [KES ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THOUSAND ONLY] is hereby accepted.
You are hereby instructed to proceed with the execution of the said Works in accordance with the Contract documents.
Authorized Signature …………………………………………………………………
Name and Title of Signatory …………………………………………………………
Attachment : Agreement

FORM OF AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT, made the _________________ day of ________ 20 ______ between________________________________________________of[or whose registered office is situated at]__________________________________________
(hereinafter called “the Employer”) of the one part AND
TEDWACS CONSTRUCTION LTD______________________________________of[or whose registered office is situated at]__CONTRUST HOUSE ,7TH FLOOR NAIROBI
(hereinafter called “the Contractor”) of the other part.
WHEREAS THE Employer is desirous that the Contractor executes
____DIAMOND HOUSE 64M2__[LOW COST FINISHES]____________________________________________________
(name and identification number of Contract ) (hereinafter called “the Works”) located at______________________________[Place/location of the Works]and the Employer has accepted the tender submitted by the Contractor for the execution and completion of such Works and the remedying of any defects therein for the Contract Price of Kshs___ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY HOUSAND SHILLINGS ONLY_________[Amount in figures],Kenya Shillings__________1,280,000_____________[Amount in words].
NOW THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH as follows:
1. In this Agreement, words and expressions shall have the same meanings as are respectively assigned to them in the Conditions of Contract hereinafter referred to.
2. The following documents shall be deemed to form and shall be read and construed as part of this Agreement i.e.
Letter of Acceptance
Form of Tender
Conditions of Contract
Specifications
Drawings
Priced Bills of Quantities
3. In consideration of the payments to be made by the Employer to
the Contractor as hereinafter mentioned, the Contractor hereby
covenants with the Employer to execute and complete the Works and remedy any defects therein in conformity in all respects with the provisions of the Contract.
4. The Employer hereby covenants to pay the Contractor in
consideration of the execution and completion of the Works and the
remedying of defects therein, the Contract Price or such other sum
as may become payable under the provisions of the Contract at the
times and in the manner prescribed by the Contract.
IN WITNESS whereof the parties thereto have caused this Agreement to be executed the day and year first before written.
The common Seal of _________________________________________________
Was hereunto affixed in the presence of ________________________________
Signed Sealed, and Delivered by the said ______________________________
Binding Signature of Employer ________________________________________
Binding Signature of Contractor _______________________________________
In the presence of (i) Name_______________________________________
Address_____________________________________
Signature___________________________________
[ii] Name _______________________________________
Address_____________________________________
Signature____________________________________

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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