TBG6 Architecture, Engineering and Construction
This specification provides the definition of the Direct payment valuation message (CONDPV) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1 Functional definition
This message is the instruction by the contractor to the party responsible for payments, to pay the subcontractors for work completed.
1.2 Field of application
The Direct payment valuation message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
The following descriptions refer to the construction industry as an example, but do not exclude other business sectors' implementation.
This message is designed to be used to support the business process of communicating the value of progress against groups of work items which make up a construction project.
Within the construction industry, it is common practice to subcontract "packages" of work to other parties. It is also common practice for this type of work to be paid for on a "phased" basis.
This message will be raised by the party responsible for overseeing the subcontracted work. It will contain the identity of the subcontractor and the value of payment approved for the current payment period. The recipient of this message, typically the client, will treat this as an instruction to pay.
The identity of the various subcontracted parties and details of their bank accounts, etc, will have been established at the start of the project in an appropriate message.
As it is possible for new subcontractors to be nominated during the life of a project provision has been made within this message to record the basic details about such a subcontractor.
The payments made to subcontractors are subject to similar price fluctuation indices as apply to the CONPVA message.
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
4. MESSAGE DEFINITION
4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.