The Other Colours in the FIDIC Rainbow
Most of the Federation Internationale des Ingenieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) standard form contracts,, namely the Red Book (build only), Silver Book (design and build / EPC turnkey), Yellow Book (design and build / electrical and mechanical) and Green Book (small value, short form contracts), are generally well understood in the regional construction market. However, FIDIC also has four additional contracts, the White Book (for consultancy services), the Blue Book (for dredging and reclamation works), the Gold Book (for design, build and operate projects) and the Pink Book (the Multilateral Development Bank edition). These standard forms serve to extend the scope of the FIDIC suite and cover a greater range of projects and methods of procurement. They are, however, less common and on the whole less well understood than their predecessors.
Joanne Emerson Taqi recently presented on these lesser known FIDIC contracts at a session of the Project Management Institute (Arabian Gulf Chapter) and Joanne and Hugh Murray will shortly have an article published on this topic in Gulf Construction magazine which provides an insight into the use, context and particular issues arising in relation to each of these newer FIDIC forms.
To obtain a copy of the article or more information, please contact:
Joanne Emerson Taqi or Hugh Murray.