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:
  1. A contractor should use tenders only from qualified sub-contractors.
  2. A bidder should neither seek nor accept information concerning a competitor’s bid prior to the opening of tenders.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A contractor should pay all sub-contractors and suppliers promptly and in accordance with the terms of the contract for their contracted work.
  7. All services performed by one contractor for another, where payment is required should be recorded and signed for at regular intervals. Agreement
  8. with regard to the payment for such job services should be reached and recorded, in writing, before such work commences.
  9. The C.C.A. Standard Subcontract Form should be used.