FIDIC Green Book Short Form of Contract First Edition 1999

Green Book- Short Form of Contract (First Edition 1999)


General Conditions
Rules for Adjudication
Notes for Guidance

The Short Form of Contract is recommended for non-complex engineering and building work of relatively small 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 account needs to be taken of the complexity of the project and the time that has passed since the guidance notes were published. The Green Book may be suitable for contracts of considerably greater value.

It is a flexible standard form 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 by way of  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.

This form of contract is published for works designed by the Employer, however it cab be used for  works which are wholly or partially designed by the contractor.

It is intended 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.

The standard form includes Rules for Adjudication which may need to be edited if used in the Malaysian domestic market unless these eventually match with the proposed new legislation relating to construction contract adjudication due to be enacted soon.

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