What is this?
The contract defines the terms and conditions of the project and codifies the expectations. Contracts, however, do not typically include high-road contracting provisions or guarantees and warranties for energy efficiency targets,; therefore you may need to customize the contracts to include these goals.
Key contract provisions
Standard terms and conditions include:
- A detailed scope of work
- Equipment specifications and warranties
- Terms of the contract
- Cost and payment schedules
- Owner responsibilities
- Contractor and subcontractor requirements
- Timelines and milestones
- Bond payment
- Legal provisions
All related project documents
A responsible contractor policy is a set of enforceable specifications adopted by the building owner/employer that are incorporated into a contract. Responsible contractor standards (see Step 6: Select the Right Vendor) are intended to supplement existing contractor qualification and performance standards required by law, or typical project requirements.
Where to learn more
See our high-road contracting resource, which includes ways to include social and equity priorities in your scope of work.