Control of the owner on the claim claimed by the subcontractor
Rule n ° 1: The direct payment procedure referred to in article 116 of the Code des Marches Publics does not preclude the control, by the owner, of the amount of the claim of the subcontractor, taking into account the work he has performed and prices stipulated by the market.
In other words, it is not because the principal undertaking has not issued justified rfus within the 15-day period provided for by the law of 31 December 1975 relating to subcontracting that the master of the work does not have a say ....
Rule n ° 2: The subcontractor has the right to obtain the direct payment of the subcontracted work, only to the extent that it justifies its effective realization, by "convincing evidence allowing to appreciate the reality and the extent of the work subcontracting ".
On this point, the simple production of invoice or estimate does not justify the work done.