1 STANDARD FORM CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS Introduction Subcommittee TI of the International Bar Association has undertaken to compile a library of standard conditions of contract for construction in various jurisdictions across the globe that would serve as a useful resource for all IBA members. The aim of the project is to facilitate the drafting and negotiation of international construction contracts and to advise members of the existence of standard forms of contract in a particular jurisdiction with which they may not be familiar. This document lists prominent national and international contractor or engineering associations and the standardized documents they offer. As there is a fee required to obtain most documents we have not obtained them, but instead have referenced the websites from which members may access documents. Please note that we make no representation as to the content of any of the documents though we have tried to make some general comments which may be of assistance. A. UK, EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT FORMS I. Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) FIDIC, also referred to as the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, produces standard forms of contract for civil engineering construction which are used throughout the world. FIDIC contracts are often referred to as the international standard. The present suite of FIDIC contracts often best known by their colours, detailed below, replace the set issued originally in 1987. There are important changes between those issued in 1987 and the current. In the period between 1987 and 1999 FIDIC accepted that there was a need for a design and construct contract, and so produced in 1995 what became known as the Orange Book, which in some respects was a slightly uncomfortable compromise between total Turnkey and orthodox design and build. With the publication of the 1999 suite the need for the Orange Book became redundant as the need for a design and build contract was accommodated by either the Yellow or the Silver Book. However, the Orange Book still is occasionally used but has to be used with care as not being either a member of either the 1987 or 1999 suites. Available Documents Latest Contracts (1999) 1. Conditions of Contract for Construction (First Edition, 1999) The Red Book 2. Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (First Edition, 1999) The Yellow Book 3. Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (First Edition, 1999) The Silver Book 4. Short Form of Contract (First Edition, 1999) The Green Book
2 Other Forms of FIDIC Contracts : 5. Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works “Dredgers Contract” The Blue Book In addition FIDIC publish:- 6. A form of agreement for engagement of Consultants (The White Book) 7. A form of agreement for Subconsultants 8. A joint venture agreement form It should be noted that documents 7 and 8 above are of some antiquity, being published in 1992 and have not been updated since the 1999 suite came into force.
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