oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Contractual history made on the Du Toitskloof Tunnel project

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0009-7845



The Du Toitskloof Tunnel project was the largest tender ever let by the National Transport Commission when it was awarded in October 1984. it has also made history by being the first major civil engineering contract in South Africa to make use of the selected subcontract format. This paper describes the main principles of selected subcontracting and how it was successfully used for the tunnel project. Comments are also given from both the consulting engineer's and the contractor's points of view on the use of this contract form on Du Toitskloof.

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