Short Form of Sub-Contract

Short Form of Sub-Contract for use in Scotland (ShortSub/Scot 2016)


  • for use where the main contract is a SBCC contract; and
  • for a small sub-contract package of work or one that is of straightforward content with low risk involved.

Can be used:

  • where the sub-contract works and/or main contract works are to be carried out in sections;
  • for sub-contract works that are to be carried out on the basis of an adjusted sub-contract sum (adjustment for variations etc.) or by complete remeasurement.

Not suitable:

  • where the sub-contract works are of a complex technical nature;
  • where the Sub-Contractor is to design any part of the sub-contract works, even though the other criteria are met;
  • where provisions which are fully back to back with the main contract are required.

Amendment and Errata Sheets

Amendment February 2018


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