Standard Building Contract Without Quantities

Standard Building Contract Without Quantities for use in Scotland (SBC/XQ/Scot 2016)


  • for larger works designed and/or detailed by or on behalf of the Employer, where detailed contract provisions are necessary and the Employer is to provide the Contractor with drawings; and with either a specification or work schedules to define adequately the scope and quality of the work and where the degree of complexity is not such as to require bills of quantities; and
  • where an Architect/Contract Administrator and Quantity Surveyor are to administer the conditions.

Can be used:

  • where the Contractor is to design discrete part(s) of the works (Contractor’s Designed Portion);
  • where the works are to be carried out in sections;
  • by both private and local authority employers;
  • where provisions are required to cover named specialists.


Amendment and Errata Sheets

Amendment February 2018

Errata Sheet March 2020

Errata Sheet April 2020



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