FIDIC – Conditions of Contract for EPC-Turnkey NY 01/03/09 PM. GENERAL CONDITIONS. GUIDANCE. Appendix 3. FIDIC (Silver Book) Conditions of. Contract for EPC Turnkey Projects *. Subclause 20 – Claims, Dispute and Arbitration. Contractor’s Claims. FIDIC Contracts are widely used in the international construction Silver Book which refers to Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects.

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EPC/Turnkey Contract 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)

For this publication, the General Conditions were prepared on the following basis: Another relevant FIDIC publication is “Tendering Procedure”, which presents a systematic approach to the selection of tenderers and the obtaining ifdic evaluation of tenders. All such matters, when agreed, shall then form part of the signed Contract.

Turnkeg areas were also generally not addressed by the changes introduced in the new edition, hence our assessment that users may be slow to turn to it. Notes on the Preparation of Special Provisions Consequently, the Employer should only exercise limited control over and should in general not interfere with the Contractor’s work. Vook Real Estate In The use of the Silver Book but this is true also for the other FIDIC forms requires however a competent contract administration both from the Employer and the Contractor to ifdic any pitfall and to ensure that it reaches fully the aim the parties have in mind.

The charts are illustrative and must not be taken into consideration in the interpretation of the Conditions of Contract. Whether the time-bar-provision will be enforceable or not will clearly depend on the governing law of the Contract but this will eventually be discussed during the dispute or even at contentious level. The Contractor’s obligations are specified under Clause 4. The document is intended to assist the Employer to receive sound competitive tenders with a minimum of qualifications.

In addition it is recognised that many Employers, especially governmental agencies, may require special conditions of contract, or particular procedures, which differ from those included in the General Conditions. In summary, we think that it is unlikely users will be quick to adopt the edition, and we set out many of the reasons in the attached article.


The rationale of the clause stays in that in almost all the construction contracts the need to vary the works may arise during the construction phase and after the contract has already been awarded.

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Please help improve it by removing references to unreliable sourceswhere they are used inappropriately. It should therefore be noted that some of the provisions contained in the General Conditions may not be appropriate for an apparently-typical contract.

Before incorporating any example wording, it must be checked to ensure that it is wholly suitable for the particular circumstances; if not, it must be amended. The charts are illustrative, however, and must not be taken into consideration in the interpretation of the Conditions of Contract.

More from this Firm. The content of this article is intended blok provide a general guide to the subject matter. It will be necessary to prepare the Particular Conditions for each individual contract, and to take account of those sub-clauses in the General Conditions which mention the Particular Conditions.

Real Estate and Construction. Worldwide Europe European Union U. The Employer shall act via determinations which shall be ” fair ” as provided by Clause sjlver.

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FIDIC has published a document entitled “Tendering Procedure” which presents a systematic approach to the selection of tenderers and the obtaining and evaluation of tenders; the second edition was published in Clearly the Contractor will rightly increase his contracg price to account for such extra risks. Nevertheless, such changes do not do away with the need of having a standard form. Contracts and Agreements Collection English electronic version.

Having studied the variety of options offered by tenderers, the Employer may consider it essential to meet and silevr with them the technical options which the Employer considers preferable.

FIDIC recognizes that privately-financed projects silve usually subject to more negotiation than publicly-financed ones and that therefore changes are likely to have to be made in any standard form of contract proposed for projects within a BOT or similar type venture. In order to clarify the sequence of Contract activities, reference may be made to the charts on the next two pages and to the Sub-Clauses listed yurnkey some Sub-Clause numbers are also stated in the charts.


Their provisions are mostly self-explanatory and provide the possibility to amend the General Conditions via Special Conditions which will allow adapting the Contract to the specific project and the governing law.

Notes on the Preparation of Tender Documents However, the Employer’s Representative does not play an independent role. Among other things, such form may need to be adapted to take account of the special, if not unique, characteristics of each project, as well as the requirements of lenders and others providing financing.

Compilation of all Collections English electronic version. A feature of this type of contract is that the Contractor has to prove the reliability and performance of his plant and equipment.

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.

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Cosa Negoziare Prima di Firmare. Initial Update Task Group: This need of many employers has not gone unnoticed, and FIDIC has considered it better for all parties for this need to be openly recognised and regularised.

Engineering, Procurement and Construction EPC is a particular form of contracting arrangement used in some industries where the EPC contractor is made responsible for all the activities from design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover of the project to the end-user or owner.

Various drafts were reviewed by the following persons or organisations: For example, this edition provides: Il Contratto di Appalto Internazionale: