Addendum gives subcontractors a base line of protection

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) recently released its ASA Addendum to Subcontract (2005) and a newly developed short form of the addendum, the ASA Short Form Subcontract Addendum, licensed for use by current members of ASA. When properly attached to a proposed subcontract agreement, the terms of the ASA Addendum to Subcontract (2005) supersede the terms of all other documents relating to the subcontractor’s work.

In projects of limited scope, subcontractors may use the short-form addendum to change terms offered by a client.