“Procure for better value, be more transparent, and get the basics right”

Ann Bentley gives the JCT Povey Lecture 2017: Smarter procurement, including expanding the definition of ‘value’, being more transparent in terms of best practice, and getting key basics right – particularly in regard to Fair Payment – were the key messages given to JCT delegates in a presentation by Ann Bentley, at the JCT Povey Lecture held at The Building Centre, London, on Wednesday 8th November. The subject of Ann Bentley’s lecture was to describe the work she has been doing in her role on…

JCT Povey Lecture 2017 – Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers

JCT Povey Lecture 2017 “Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers. How small changes in approach to procurement could have a big impact on the construction industry” Ann Bentley About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the…

Ann Bentley to give the JCT Povey Lecture 2017

“Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers. How small changes in approach to procurement could have a big impact on the construction industry” is the topic of the JCT Povey Lecture 2017, which will be given by Ann Bentley at the Building Centre, London, on Wednesday, 8th November 2017. With over 35 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, working with commercial, public, and third sector clients, Ann Bentley has been a member of Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) Global Board…

“What inspires you about construction?” JCT’s student competition offers £1000 prize for the best answer

The JCT Student Competition 2018 is now open for entry, with a £1000 grand prize available for the student who can produce the best answer to what inspires them about construction. The competition asks students about what aspect of the construction industry or process inspires them. They may wish to describe a public building, which could be local or a famous international landmark, and explain what aspects of the building or its construction they find inspiring. Alternatively, they can choose and talk about an element…

JCT releases updated tendering guidance

JCT has updated its Tendering Practice Note and the latest version, the JCT Tendering Practice Note 2017, is now available to pre-order from JCT’s online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. Now in its third edition, the 2017 Practice Note reflects key developments in public sector tendering following the coming into force of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and updates the Note generally to reflect current best practice in both public and private sectors. The JCT Tendering Practice Note 2017 is a general guidance document, providing an informative and…

RIBA contract administration packs now available from JCT online store

The RIBA produced Contracts Administration Project Packs and Pads for the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts are now available to buy from JCT’s online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The new project packs are a completely up-to-date set of contract administration forms, tailor-made for use on projects let on the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts, specifically the Standard Building Contract (SBC), Design and Build Contract (DB), Intermediate Building Contract (IC), and Minor Works Building Contract (MW). Each pack contains a comprehensive and sufficient quantity of forms to administer…

JCT 2016 Edition Construction Management and Management Building Contracts now available

JCT has launched its 2016 Edition Construction Management (CM) and Management Building (MC) contract families, which are now available to purchase from the JCT online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The contracts and documents included in the two families include: Construction Management Contract (CM) Construction Management Appointment (CM/A) Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) Construction Management Guide (CM/G) Construction Manager Collateral Warranty for a Funder (CMWa/F) Construction Manager Collateral Warranty for a Purchaser or Tenant (CMWa/P&T) Trade Contractor Collateral Warranty for a Funder (TCWa/F) Trade Contractor Collateral Warranty for…

JCT celebrates success of latest Edition at Parliamentary Reception

JCT’s Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception, celebrating the success of the release of the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts was held yesterday (5th May 2017) at the House of Commons, London. Since its launch, the JCT 2016 Edition has been welcomed positively by the industry, with an unprecedented level of sales through the JCT online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. Victoria Peckett, chair of JCT’s Drafting Sub-Committee and head of construction at CMS-Cameron McKenna LLP, addressed guests, identifying three main areas that were important in the creation of the…

JCT launches new website and online store

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has launched a new website and a dedicated online store for customers to access and purchase JCT products. JCT contract users have been able to purchase contracts via the JCT website since 2013, but the success of this service, along with a continued increase in sales of JCT contracts has driven the need for an improved, dedicated store site. The new shop site at www.jctltd.co.uk offers a user-friendly online shopping experience, optimised to work fully across desktop, tablet and mobile…