General attendance of n/s subcontractors for pricing by the contractor must be in accordance with the n/s agreementand included in the preliminaries clauses. ‘Notwithstanding this provision, general attendance shall be deemed to include for the contractor to provide free of charge to any n/s subcontractor such scaffolding as may be reasonably required by such n/s subcontractor for the execution of the relevant n/s subcontract works’

The contractor thus has the opportunity to cost the provision of scaffolding and other construction equipment to ‘specialist’ subcontractors without further charge to the subcontractor. However if a subcontractor requires the use of construction equipment for a longer period than allowed for in the programme due to his own poor performance, expense and loss so incurred by the contractor may be recovered from the subcontractor