Particular persons

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Particular person refers to an individual or company selected by the owner and specifically identified in the building contract as the subcontractor whom the owner wants to perform work or services or to supply and/or install an item forming part of the works under the building contract.

Different standard-form contracts also provide for identifying or specifying a particular person but use similar terms ‘nominated subcontractor’, ’selected subcontractor’ or ’preferred subcontractor’. Such terms generally refer to a prospective subcontractor that is selected, specified or nominated by the principal. If you are administering a contract, be familiar with how your contract deals with nominating subcontractors for aspects of the work, as well as the corresponding processes, responsibilities of and consequences for the parties, including any right of the builder to object to an identified particular person.

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