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Tag: Covid-19

Covid-19: Ex-Gratia Payments & Public Works Contracts: “It’s the Difference between Charity and Entitlement”

Having considered the OGP’s latest publications on the ‘Covid Co-operation Framework’, which proposes ex-gratia payments for the costs of implementing measures on construction sites required under the ‘Return to Work Safely Protocol’, the sentiment of that line remains!

Clancy Delivering Two Covid-19 Medical Facilities In 14 Weeks

Clancy Construction is one of many CIF members delivering essential projects across the country for people who need hospital care as a result of contracting coronavirus. 24-bed single-block. Robbie Cousins reports. In early February, following the lockdown of the city of Wuhan in China, images flashed on screens across the world of the fast-track construction […]

Sanity Hand Sanitisers and Face Shields – Made in Ireland

Sanity was founded by a group of medical device professionals to provide effective protective products against Covid-19. The team was contacted by the HSE when stocks of hand sanitisers and face shields were running low.

Irish Construction Will Take Over A Year To Recover – CIF Survey

A recent CIF survey shows the challenges that lie ahead for the Irish construction industry as sites reopen on 18th May. In the survey, construction professionals say they expect it to take 12 months at least before the industry returns to pre-pandemic levels. “Construction companies have seen 100,000 of their workers lose the jobs in […]

“Private Contractors, on Public Works Contracts, Do Not Get Gifts or Favours from Government”

Private Contractors on public works contracts do not get gifts or favours from the Government. For this reason, the publishing by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) of a draft letter of agreement dealing with ‘ex gratia payments from Employers’ to Contractors, can only be cautiously welcomed.

Coronavirus Update – CIF Directs Members To Secure Construction Sites Where Non-Essential Work Taking Place

Following the Taoiseach’s statement on new Covid-19 measures that outlined workers must stay at home in all circumstances except where work is an essential health, social care or other essential service that cannot be done from home.

COVID-19: Key Issues for Contractors Operating under Public Works Contracts to Consider

John FFF O’Brien of John Farage O’Brien Dispute Resolution Consultants, sets out some critical contract matters for Construction contractors need to consider in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.