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FIDIC – Conditions of Contract for EPC-Turnkey NY 01/03/09 PM. GENERAL CONDITIONS. GUIDANCE. 18 Apr After 18 Years, FIDIC Updates EPC Contract. Forms. When owners and contractors begin discussions on the form of EPC contract they propose. Documents Similar To FIDIC (Silver Book) – EPC Contract – Fidic Red Book. Uploaded by. umairshafiq FIDIC Silver Book. Uploaded by.

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Which FIDIC Contract should I use? | International Federation of Consulting Engineers

Relatively small value, short construction time or involving simple or repetitive work. It is recognisable to the vast majority of the international contracting community, and has thus gained a foothold as a useful template on which to base an EPC contract. For example, this edition provides: Clauses 1 to Shopping basket Your shopping basket is empty.

This sets it apart from the Red and Yellow Books, where the Employer retains a number of these key risks, in line with the purpose and scope for which the contract is being used.

Initial Update Task Group: General Conditions; Guidance for the Preparation of particular conditions and Annexes: If drafters wish to amend the provisions found in the General Conditions, the place for doing this is in the Particular Conditions Part B — Special Provisions, as mentioned above, and not by making changes in the General Conditions as published.

Our team and biographies News Focus Newsletter. Equally, most SPVs do not have the human resources and expertise available to call upon to deal with technical risks as they materialise on site. Accordingly FIDIC has not only updated the standard forms but has expanded the range, and has – in September – published a suite of four new Standard Forms of Contract which are suitable for the great majority of construction and plant installation projects around the world.

In project financed transactions, the preference for a Silver Book allocation has arisen from the need to ensure price and completion date certainty given that the project SPV generally does not have a balance sheet capable of absorbing cost increases beyond levels covered by its committed financial resources. For the purposes of this article, our comments relate to the use of the Silver Book in that context, rather than applying more generally to all uses of the Silver Book, although a number of our comments will also apply to other geographies and sectors, and where construction is being financed other than by limited recourse debt.


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EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed ( Silver Book) | International Federation of Consulting Engineers

Notes on the Preparation of Special Provisions Essential items of information which are particular to each individual contract are to be included in the Particular Conditions Part A — Contract Data.

At this point it is worth reminding ourselves that market practice in the project finance sector has led to a situation where most EPC contracts are a fortified version of the basic Silver Book provisions to ensure a comprehensive allocation of key construction phase risks to the contractor. Larger or more complex projects 1. Second Stage Update Task Group: Then the Employer wishes the Contractor to take total responsibility for the design and construction of the infrastructure facility.

Guidance for the Preparation of Conditions Particular Application.

EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)

Shopping basket Your shopping basket is empty. As in traditional projects, e.

These should be included in Part B — Special Provisions. If this is what is wanted – choose the Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer The Construction Contractwhich effectively updates and supercedes the existing Red Book from Electronic version in encrypted PDF.

FIDIC has long been renowned for its standard forms of contract for use between employers and contractors on international construction projects, in particular: Watermarked Contracts and Agreements Collection English only electronic version.

Is the Contractor going epx do most of the design? General Conditions; Part 2: This has to be balanced against the low likelihood of them being adopted by parties to contracts where the Contractor is being paid to assume all relevant risks and obligations under amended Conditions fidi Contract, and where such parties are used to doing so under forms of the Silver Book that have often been heavily negotiated.

Which FIDIC Contract should I use?

This article does not attempt to list out all the changes made in the Second Edition but instead focuses on the key changes to the Silver Book that are likely to be relevant for those using it as the basis for their EPC contracts in the project finance context. Accordingly, fidlc have summarised the below changes as being relevant to parties considering using the new template.


For example, this edition provides:. This Second Edition of the FIDIC Silver Book maintains the principles of risk sharing established in the edition, while seeking to build on the substantial experience gained from its use over the past 18 years. The difference in risk allocation between the FIDIC suite of contracts has been reflected in the market by differential pricing even fisic into account the differences in scope for which cotract different Books were designednamely, a contractor bidding under a Red Book risk profile is likely to offer a lower price than for a Silver Book risk profile.

Acknowledgement of all contraft above does not mean that such persons or organisations approve the wording of all clauses. Is it an Infrastructure Project e. FIDIC very much appreciates the time and effort devoted by all the above persons. This publication also includes a number of sample forms to help both Parties to develop a common understanding of what is required by third parties such as providers of securities and guarantees.

Is the Employer or the Engineer going to do most of the design? Notes on the Preparation of Tender Documents The Red Book.

The charts are illustrative, however, and must not be taken into consideration in the interpretation of the Conditions of Contract.

The Silver Book represents a turnkey, fixed price, lump sum arrangement, whereby the contractor assumes the majority of key construction risks. The contractor assumes the majority of risk ep key matters such as design, specifications, time, price, site contradt and certain unforeseen risks. In drafting Special Provisions, if clauses in the General Conditions are to be replaced or supplemented and before incorporating any example wording, Employers are urged to seek legal and engineering advice in an effort to avoid ambiguity and to ensure completeness and consistency with the other provisions of the contract.