Standard International Conditions of Contracts
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This program will consider the important Contract Provisions of FIDIC Standard Contracts to enable you to understand and/or do the following:
• Among Contractor, Owner Consultant, Who is responsible for what?
• The Range of Possible Contractual Situations that can arise.
• The Actions required to be Taken to Minimize Delay and your Contractual Liability.
• Recommended Contractual Procedures.
• The Documentation to be generated, including that for resolving usual disputes.
• Situations under which you should consult your Legal Advisers
Types of Contracts Covered
Analysis of Conditions of Contract for projects involving Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering
Maintenance Construction Works using Contracts based on the FIDIC Standard Forms.
Who Should Attend:
Those Working on Projects using FIDIC Form of Contract: Engineers, Supervisors, Project Managers, Project Lawyers, Quantity Surveyors, Contract Administrators, Engineering Department Managers, Planning Engineers and Senior Executives wishing to understand FIDIC Contract Administration Requirements.
Introduction to FIDIC Form of Contracts:
• Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities of each of the parties to the Contract
• Analysis, Recommended Contract Administration Procedures to be followed for each of the
Contract Provisions and possible Situations:-
• Delegation of Authority. Supervision of Works. Satisfaction of Consultant, and, "When he
should be satisfied?" Contractor’s Substitutions. Additional Drawings, Discrepancies,
of Drawings, Foundation Drawings.
• Operation Maintenance Instructions. Responsibility for Setting-out accuracy.
• Owner Supplied Materials. Lifting equipment, Electricity, Water and Gas.
• Program of Works Issues: Status of the different programs, Approval, Rejection, Methods of
Working, Checking program, Updating program, Revised program, Acceleration of works,
• Extension of Time for Completion: Entitlement, Critical path, Addition and omission to works,
Grouping instructions, Extension of time given, Timing of extension of time, Acceleration.
Expedite works, Accelerate, Failure to expedite, Progress measurement methods.
• Unforeseen Site Conditions: Sub-surface data provided, Disclaimers, Pre-tender site
Obligations of the parties, "Make own interpretations", "Contractor to satisfy
tendering...", Expert interpretations, Justified assumptions, Administrative
for: "As-far-as-practicable", Anticipatibility.
• Possession of Site: Extent of possession of site, Concurrent occupation, Safety-OSHA,
• Testing and Workmanship: Contractual requirements, Investigations to ascertain cause of
defect, Failure to check, Ambiguities, Reimbursable tests, Improper rejection, Commercial
waste, Inspection and testing during manufacture.
• Completion of Works: Test for Substantial Completion, Outstanding Works, Maintenance
Certificate, Risks Transfer on Substantial Completion, Final Approval of Works, Unfulfilled
Obligations, Completion of Contract.
• Variation or Change Orders: Contractual Provisions and its Limitations, Performance Outside
Contract Requirements, Variation Work to other Contractors, V.O. to Change Program,
Specialized Work, Valuation of Variations. Claims: Dispute Resolution, Submission of
• Payment Conditions
• Default by Contractor, Default of Owner, Frustration of Contract, Measurement of Works -
Standard Method of Measurement (SMM)
• Suspension of Works, Suspension for Long Periods, Urgent Repairs or Works.
• Escalation Provisions
• Warranty, Guarantee, Bonds Insurance.
• Design Professional and Engineering Contractor Standard FIDIC Contracts.