FIDIC Green Book
FIDIC Green Book
Short Form of Contract
First Edition 1999
Contents of Contract Book
_ General Conditions
_ Rules for Adjudication
_ Notes for Guidance
The Short Form of Contract is recommended for engineering and building work of relatively small capital value. The Guidance Notes for the Green Book recommended that generally it should not be used on projects with a contact value greater than US$500,000.
However, depending on the type of work and the circumstances, the Green Book may be suitable for contracts of considerably greater value.
It is a flexible document containing all the essential administrative and commercial arrangements. It is possible to easily amend and supplement the provisions of the Green Book with differing options incorporated via the Appendix.
The Green Book is likely to be most suited fairly simple or repetitive work or work of short duration without the need for specialist sub-contracts.
Under the usual arrangements for this type of contract, the Contractor constructs the Works in accordance with design provided by the Employer. However it may also be suitable for contracts which include, or wholly comprise, the contractor’s design.
An area of potential concern for Contractors is that there is no reference to an impartial Engineer in the contract. The contract nominates a member of the Employer’s personnel as the authorised person to fulfil the traditional duties of the Engineer.
The intention is that all contract documents will be incorporated in the Appendices to the Agreement. The Appendices will therefore include such documents as the Contractor’s offer and the Employer’s acceptance together with all the correspondence in between.
The standard General Conditions are intended to be applicable to the majority of projects although it is possible to introduce Particular Conditions if these are required to amend the Green Book and provide for special circumstances of the project.
To assist in the preparation of tender and contract documents Notes for Guidance are included within the Green Book. However these notes do not form part of the Contract.