Managing the contractual impact of COVID-19 across Africa

The unprecedented nature and scale of COVID-19 have had an enormous impact on Africa’s construction sector. To assist construction industries across the continent, we have launched a contracts support desk for any contract issues that have arisen as a result of the global pandemic.

Over this period of uncertainty, our helpdesk is available to offer advice at no charge for a limited period of time.

Through the helpdesk, our team of highly experienced contract and procurement specialists will offer practical advice to manage projects operating under JBCC, FIDIC and NEC contracts. We aim to respond to your initial queries within 24 hours.

We have produced a series of guidance documents for JBCC, FIDIC and NEC contracts. Download the guides:

If additional support is required, our team is able to:

  • Review short, medium and long term contracts and provide detailed assessments related to risks and commercial impacts
  • Offer guidance from potential delivery delay through to comprehensive supply chain audits
  • Provide recommendations on how to protect your commercial interests if a project shuts down
  • Assist on the detailed protocols required for the closure of a site or project team office.

To contact the Africa contracts support desk, please email [email protected].

Further resources

Please visit our response page for all of our resources relating to the impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector.

For further information contact:

Africa contract services helpdesk