As part of the Construction Leadership Council’s Industry Recovery Roadmap Phase 1: Reset target of minimising disruption, the CLC Disputes & Collaboration workstream have published guidance and templates (7th May and 14th July respectively) in order to support industry to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on project delivery and business resilience.

However, to set the direction of future work in this area, the CLC Disputes & Collaboration Workstream have compiled a short survey to ascertain the nature and extent of the challenges industry is currently facing*. Please help us help you, by taking the time to fill in this short set of questions about the commercial challenges you are or will be facing. 

*These questions have also been included as part of a wider Constructionline COVID-19 impact survey, but the CLC Disputes & Collaboration workstream would like to gain the widest perspective possible to inform their work moving forward.

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* 1. Have you received any support from Buyers to mitigate the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 2. If yes: Please advise the support you have received from your Buyers to help you organisation manage the risk posted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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* 3. Have any contracts to which you are a party been impacted by COVID-19?

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* 4. What percentage of your contracts by volume have been impacted by COVID-19?

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* 5. What percentage of your contracts by value have been impacted by COVID-19?

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* 6. Are you aware of the guidance on contractual best practice issued by the Government and Construction Leadership Council (7 May and 14 July)?

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* 7. Have any contracts to which you are a party been amended as a result of the guidance, to take account of the impact of COVID-19?

In relation to contracts impacted by COVID-19, on what percentage of contracts have you reached agreement with clients or firms in the supply chain for dealing with the following:

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* 8. Delay due to COVID-19?

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* 9. Relief from liability for delay due to COVID-19?

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* 10. Additional costs incurred due to COVD-19?

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* 11. What percentage of your turnover does unresolved COVID-19 related contractual issues represent?

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* 12. Which areas of your contract do the unresolved issues relate to?

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* 13. What percentage of your contracts will need to be resolved by a formal process?

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* 14. Which of the following have you used or will you use to resolve contractual issues arising from COVID-19

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* 15. Do you obtain bonds from the surety market for your contracts?

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* 16. Please select which bonds you obtain

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* 17. Do you use a broker to access the surety market?

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* 18. Have you experienced any impacts on existing bond facilities or the ability to access new bonds?

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* 19. What impacts have you experienced?

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* 20. Are you aware of the guidance on obtaining surety issued by the Government and the Construction Leadership Council (published on 2 July 2020)

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