The agreement covers the period of submission of the first tender for the filing of a second final phase of the tender and the opening of a main contract for the construction phase. PCSas are often used in design and construction projects to obtain early bids from the contractor. They can also be used to obtain pre-construction services from specialists ordered either by the contractor or by the client (for example. B in the case of a construction management contract), or through private financing initiative (PFI) projects or by the Public Private Partnership (PPP), in order to obtain contributions to the contractor for a consortium offering a project. JCT`s Pre-Acceleration Services Agreement (General Contractor) is designed to designate a contractor for preliminary work as part of a two-stage tendering process. This is where a pre-construction contract is concluded. It determines the relationship between the employer and the preferred contractor for the pre-construction period, which begins with his appointment and ends with the signing of a construction contract. The contractor`s early involvement allows the contractor to contribute to construction and design and to submit value engineering proposals. Bidding for plant packages, often on an open-book basis, will help ensure cost safety and determine whether it is economically advantageous to continue development. This guide provides an overview of EU procurement rules. These were EU regulations that govern advertising and tendering for contracts for works, goods or services by public bodies and certain… In a two-stage tender, the first phase is for the employer to select a preferred contractor by tender at an early stage of design development. Bidders submit a lump sum proposal for preliminary work, a program and method statement, but instead of being a flat price for the construction phase, this is an offer only for overhead, profits and preliminary work.
After the selection, preferred employers and contractors work together, as it provides factory packages for fixed-price packages. If most parcels are validated, the contractor will submit its offer in the second phase and the employer will decide whether to accept it and enter into a lump sum contract for the entire plant. The PCSA defines the benefits that the contractor needs at the construction stage and is generally similar to a consulting agreement. It should be specified whether the contractor is carrying out design work, whether he has a design responsibility and what happens to that responsibility if he is not designated for the second stage. It should also define payment terms and possible provisions for deferral of payment. One of the concerns of employers in the pre-construction period is the potential leverage of the preferred contractor to increase the amount of the contract or renegotiate the conditions of execution of the work. To deal with this problem, the parties agree, in the details of the PCSA, to the criteria on which the contractor must submit its second tender offer, including the form of the work contract (including possible modifications) that must be concluded.