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For Public Comment - AS 11000 General Conditions of Contract

Standards Australia (SA) Technical Committee MB-010, General Conditions of Contract, is currently revising the suite of Standards related to general conditions of contract, AS 2124: 1992 and AS 4000: 1997. Under the proposed revision, the two existing Standards are to be merged into a new suite of Standards, AS 11000: General conditions of contract. The proposed AS 11000 is meant to supersede AS 2124:1992 and AS 4000:1997.
 
The objective of AS 11000 is to provide general guidance for legal contracts in all sectors of industry, including construction, engineering, health, manufacturing and infrastructure.
 
Technical Committee MB-010, which comprises stakeholders from regulatory bodies, industry groups, law associations and public authorities, is chaired by Professor Ian Bailey, who represents the Society of Construction Law and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council.
 
Professor Ian Bailey said, “The proposed new general conditions of contract in AS 11000 provide a broadly balanced approach to risk allocation in language which is focused on brevity and certainty. They include a new early warning procedure based upon an express good faith obligation, which is intended to assist in the management and resolution of issues under contracts.” 
 
Dr Bronwyn Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Standards Australia, welcomes public feedback on the revised Standard.
 
“The Standard on General Conditions of Contract is used widely and underpins many major business and public contracts. It is timely to update the Standard to bring it in line with new legislation and changing business needs. As part of our open and transparent standards development process, we welcome public feedback on the revisions,” said Dr Bronwyn Evans.
 
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