In recent years, Pre-Construction Service Agreements (“PCSAs”) have become commonplace in construction projects. Until recently, all of these agreements were tailor-made documents, but the YCW has now published two standard CSAPs. In this article, there will inevitably be projects where a two-stage tender is inappropriate. While the guidelines state that they can be adapted to a construction management structure, the need for a stim phase could undermine the objective of this procurement strategy to begin work quickly. Similarly, for projects that have completed design and are well positioned to identify potential areas of risk, employers can accurately predict the expected contract amount without having to spend time and cost on a two-stage tender. The contractor`s involvement in the stem phase is valuable and often essential to the final design process of a project, as well as the preparation of the construction phase, such as the program, cost plans, constructability and any professional procurement. The agreement covers the period from the submission of tenders in the first stage to the submission of a final tender in the second stage and the completion of a main contract for the construction phase. The CAAP defines the services required by the contractor in the pre-construction phase and is generally similar to a consulting contract. It should be clarified whether the contractor is performing construction work, whether it has a design responsibility and what happens to that responsibility if it is not appointed for the second stage. It should also specify the method of payment and any provisions for deferred payment. Custom PCSAs sometimes give the developer the option to ask the contractor to perform enabling work or place orders for long-term items during the construction period.
This can be done on the basis of the contractor, who is taken the steps so that the promoter can place the order on his own behalf, or the contractor can place the order, but provided that it can be passed on to the promoter or another contractor if necessary….