Navigating Australia and New Zealand’s construction contract issues relating to COVID-19

The unprecedented nature and scale of COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the construction sector. To assist the industry in Australia and New Zealand, we have launched a Contract Services helpdesk to support clients with contract issues related to the global pandemic.

Operated by our team of highly experienced contract and procurement specialists, we will provide practical advice to manage projects operating under AS4300, FIDIC and NEC contracts.

Our helpdesk will aim to respond to your initial queries and questions within 24 hours to provide an initial response that hopefully addresses your challenge. However, 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, in addition to guidance on potential delivery delay through to comprehensive supply chain audits. We will also provide guidance on how to protect your commercial interests if a project shuts down or what detailed protocols are required for the closure of a site or project team office.

Jon Poore, Head of Advisory, Australia and New Zealand said:

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a time of uncertainty for us all. Our Australia and New Zealand Contract Services Helpdesk is operated by a regional team of highly experienced contract and procurement specialists, with access to our global contract knowledgebase and subject matter experts, who will guide you through your options and support you to navigate through COVID-19 and its short, medium and long term impacts.”

To contact the Australia and New Zealand Contract Services helpdesk, 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:

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Jon Poore
Director, Consulting and Advisory Services

t: +61 (0) 488 408 606