JCT through Thompson Reuters have just published the second and third new 2016 forms. They are :-
- the Short Form of Sub-Contract
- the Sub-Sub Contract
Both are allied to using a JCT main contract.
The Short Form is intended to be used for small sub-contract packages or a package of work that is straightforward with low risk involved. It can be used for sections of work paid on by adjusting a lump sum or on a remeasure basis.
The Sub-Sub Contract goes further down the supply chain. It is not to be used if the works are technically complex, or you need to fully pass down the line a sub-contract into the sub-sub contract.
The 2016 versions are not mere repetitions of the 2011 forms, there are new parts. For example cascading down and bringing into play in public sector work the obligation promptly to pay undisputed invoices.
Do read these forms carefully if you are going to use them.