Code of Practice
Members of the Construction Association of New Brunswick agree that for construction work which is to be carried out on a competitive basis, using complete working plans and specifications, and in order to maintain the integrity of all competitive tenders; these provisions should be followed:
- A contractor should use tenders only from qualified sub-contractors.
- A bidder should neither seek nor accept information concerning a competitor’s bid prior to the opening of tenders.
- A bidder should never make known the tender of any sub-bidder to any other sub-bidder before the closing of tenders; and should never use the tender of a sub-bidder in order to secure a lower proposal from another sub-bidder.
- Sub-contractors should be advised immediately after the award of a general contract as to whether their tender was or was not used in the making up of the successful contractor’s tenders; sub-trade contracts should be awarded with the utmost possible dispatch.
- A contractor should award each sub-contract to the qualified sub-contractor tendering the lowest price. If the award is made to any other sub-contractor it should be at the latter’s tendered price.
- A contractor should pay all sub-contractors and suppliers promptly and in accordance with the terms of the contract for their contracted work.
- All services performed by one contractor for another, where payment is required should be recorded and signed for at regular intervals. Agreement
- with regard to the payment for such job services should be reached and recorded, in writing, before such work commences.
- The C.C.A. Standard Subcontract Form should be used.