FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction For Building and Engineering works designed by the Employer MDB Edition 2005

Red Book – Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering works designed by the Employer (MDB Edition 2005)

General Conditions
Guidance for the Preparation of the Particular Conditions
Forms of Tender and Contract Agreement
Dispute Adjudication Agreement

As part of their standard bidding procedures many of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have for a number of years required their borrowers or aid recipients to adopt the FIDIC Conditions of Contract. The FIDIC MDB edition of the Red Book was published for use by borrowers in the execution of works funded by MDB’s.

A number of MDB’s have contributed, helped or supported the publication of this standard form such as;

The following MDB’s that have all participated in the preparation of this edition of the Red Book: African Development Bank; Asian Development Bank; Black Sea Trade and Development Bank; Caribbean Development Bank; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Inter-American Development Bank; International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank);  Islamic Bank for Development Bank and Nordic Development Fund. It is anticipated that all of these MDB’s will adopt this edition of the FIDIC document in their standard bidding documents as a condition of providing funding.

Various formats of the MDB version of FIDIC Standard form are available for download at:

You may view the contents pages of one of these standard forms at FIDIC Red MDB

Guide to Selecting the Most Suitable FIDIC Standard Form