The changes made to the CCAG should enable contractors to be paid more quickly:
1/ The regulation reduces the time period for producing the general itemised statement (décompte général):
- the contractor provides the draft final itemised statement to the contracting authority and to the project manager at the same time, within a period of 30 days instead of the previous 45;
- the project manager checks and corrects, as the case may be, the draft final itemized statement within a period of 30 days instead of 45;
2/ The regulation reduces the time period in which to notify the general itemised statement and creates a tacit acceptance mechanism:
- the contracting authority now has a period of 30 days instead of 45 in which to notify the general itemised statement;
- if the contracting authority does not notify the general itemised statement within the period of 30 days, the contractor notifies the signed general itemised statement to the contracting authority, copy to the project manager. In the event the contracting authority remains silent for a period of 10 days, the draft general itemised statement becomes the final general itemised statement (DGD) on the basis of the tacit acceptance mechanism.
3/ The regulation introduces a procedure for the review of the final payment under the works contract:
A procedure for an a posteriori review of the prices applying to the final payment under the contract has been introduced to permit the general itemised statement to be prepared, without waiting for the publication of the latest revision indexes applicable to the contract.
These new provisions will apply to all contracts making reference thereto and to the procedures for consultation or notices of a competitive public tender published as of 1 April 2014.