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8th April 2020

COVID-19: PPN 02/20 – Guidance notes for Construction Contracts

The Cabinet Office has issued additional guidance to supplement Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 02/20 Supplier Relief due to COVID-19. The guidance relates to construction contracts.

Published 6 April 2020, the guidance aims to support contracting authorities in how they implement PPN 02/20 under existing works contracts to provide contractual relief to at risk suppliers (and their supply chain) who have been affected by COVID-19.

The model deeds of variation provide a set of terms that contracting authorities can use for NEC3 and JCT standard forms of contracts. Authorities are advised to seek legal advice to ensure that the model deeds are consistent with the contact which they seek to vary.

You can view this guidance and all Procurement Policy Notes here.