Salam and dear all,
Students studying contract administration and international construction procurement courses at IIUM and practitioners ask me on the various types of forms currently available and in use for construction contracts globally.
In Malaysia, the more popular standard forms of contract in use include the PWD 203 (1983;2007) with and without quantities series, PAM (1998;2006) with and without quantities series, the IEM forms and forms of contract published by CIDB. These Malaysian forms are used as reference materials for contract administration courses in the B.QS (Hons) programme at IIUM.
Internationally, the FIDIC standard forms of contract are preferred by many employers and contractors. To understand better the FIDIC forms, the FIDIC website at http://www1.fidic.org/resources/contracts/which_contract.asp lists the various types of FIDIC forms:
- Conditions of Contract for Works of Civil Engineering Construction: The Red Book (1987)
- Conditions of Contract for Electrical and Mechanical Works including Erection on Site: The Yellow Book (1987)
- Conditions of Contract for Design-Build and Turnkey: The Orange Book (1995)
New FIDIC forms First Edition 1999:
- Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer: The Construction Contract
- Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer (M;DB Harmonised Edition) - for bank financed projects only: The MDB Construction Contract
- Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build for Electrical and Mechanical Plant and for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Contractor: The Plant and Design-Build Contract
- Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects: The EPC/Turnkey Contract
- Short Form of Contract: The Short Form
- Dredgers Contrcat (based on the Short Form of Contract): Dredgers Contract
Go to http://www1.fidic.org/resources/contracts/launch/bowcock1.html for the speech by Mr J. Bowcock, Chair of FIDIC Contracts Committee during the launching of the new FIDIC forms.
Source: FIDIC websites as stated above.