26th July 2016 |
Important Requirement to be observed by the Applicant
The applicant is required to send a copy of the application form and the accompanying documentation to the Respondent Party/Parties at the same time the application is submitted to the Chairperson, whether the Electronic version or the Word version of the application form is used. The Construction Contracts Adjudication Service does not provide a copy of the application form and the accompanying documentation to the Respondent Party/Parties as this is the responsibility of the applicant.
Application to the Chairperson - Requirements
In accordance with paragraph 15 of the Code of Practice Governing the Conduct of Adjudications an application made to the Chairperson to appoint an Adjudicator from the Panel of Adjudicators to a payment dispute must include the following information:
(i) the name, address and contact details of each party to the construction contract;
(ii) relevant details of the payment dispute to include the amount in dispute (even if the amount is zero), the nature of the payment dispute, and the site address;
(iii) a copy of the Notice of Intention including any accompanying documents attached to that Notice;
(iv) the date as to when the Notice of Intention was served on the Responding Party/Parties and how this was done; and
(v) relevant details to identify the construction contract and any supporting information that may assist an Adjudicator in understanding the nature of the payment dispute. Where a written construction contract exists, this must be attached.
Important Notice – Multiple Payment Disputes
If an applicant wishes to apply to the Chairperson to have an Adjudicator appointed to a number of payment disputes arising under the same construction contract or related construction contracts, separate applications must be submitted for each individual payment dispute setting out the above mentioned information in order to comply with the Code of Practice governing the conduct of adjudications. A single application which refers to multiple payments disputes arising under the same construction contract or related construction contracts will not be accepted by the Construction Contracts Adjudication Service.
Note on opening the Electronic form in a web browser - Due to the interactive nature of the Construction Contracts Adjudication Application form (pdf version), users of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox may experience problems completing the form correctly. These problems are caused as these browsers use their own inbuilt PDF viewers. It is recommended that you download the PDF file to your computer and then open it in Adobe Reader.
In order to do this, right-click on the form link, save the file to a location on your computer. Open that location on your computer and then open the saved file in Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, it can be downloaded free from the Adobe website: get.adobe.com/reader
It is also recommended that users of other browsers who experience similar problems should also download the PDF file to your computer and then open it in Adobe Reader.
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