We are the contractor on an NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). Can the project manager insist on our subcontract documents being written in the language of the main contract?
Language is not a reason written in clause 26.3 for the project manager not accepting your proposed conditions of subcontract. Certainly in some countries it may be desirable to use the local language in subcontracts if, for example, English was used in the main contract. Provision would need to be made in the main contract for English to be used in subcontracts. Without this, a compensation event would occur under clause 60.1(9) if the project manager tried to insist on it.