FIDIC Yellow Book Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build 1999

Yellow Book – Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build for electrical and mechanical plant, and for building works, designed by the Contractor (First Edition 1999)


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

The Yellow Book conditions of contract was published for works where the design is carried out by the Contractor. The Yellow Book is therefore applicable to the provision of electrical and/or mechanical plant, and for the design and execution of building or engineering works. This standard form anticipates that the Contractor designs and provides the works in accordance with the Employer‟s requirements which may include any combination of civil, mechanical, electrical and/or construction works.

The administration of the project and supervision of the works is carried out by an Engineer who is appointed and employed by the Employer. The Engineer is responsible, amongst other things, for issuing instructions, certifying payments and determining completion. Interim payments of the lump sum Contract Price are made as work proceeds, and are typically based on instalments as specified in a schedule

Where the engineer is required to determine a matter or settle a claim he is required to consult with each of the parties to try to reach an agreement. If agreement cannot be reached the engineer must make a fair determination taking due regard of all relevant circumstances. If an engineer‟s determination is not agreed by either of the parties then the dispute will be referred to a Dispute Adjudication Board for a decision. The  Dispute Adjudication Board is formed of one or three people who are jointly appointed by the parties. If the decision of the Dispute Adjudication Board is not accepted by any of the parties then the final step will be resolution via an international arbitration.

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