Contract Surety

Key Provisions in School Construction Contracts

04/11/2019

Not every school construction project can go 100% swimmingly. Some are going to have delays or errors or go over budget. And the best way to guard against these roadblocks in school construction is a solid construction and design contract structure.

You want to lay out all possible risks in the contract and specify remedies in the case of specific issues arising or possible default. School contracts have to account for four types of risk: performance risk, time risk, cost risk, and political risk. Some risks arise due to construction while others arise due to the specific intricacies of constructing a school.

A note on contracts: they have to be enforceable to be worth the paper they’re written on. The proper procedures for bidding, procurement, and contracting have to be followed. Failure to follow these procedures can leave the carefully thought of contract provisions unenforceable. Learn more about the particular issues surrounding school construction and design contracts.

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