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International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)

Background FIDIC is the Federation International Des Ingenieurs. It is an association of national associations of engineers. FIDIC aims to globally represent the consulting engineering industry by promoting the business interests of firms supplying technology-based intellectual services for the built and natural environment. The 4th edition of the `Red Book' has been widely used around the world for major projects.

Arrangement of FIDIC The FIDIC suit of contracts comprises: · Conditions of Contract for Construction Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer (Red Book); Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build for Electrical and Mechanical Plant and for Building and Engineering works designed by the Contractor (Yellow Book); Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (Silver Book); and Short Form of Contract (Green Book).


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The Red Book is used for works that are designed by the employer, while the Yellow book is for design and build. An important aspect of the FIDIC contracts has been there adoption by many of the international funding agencies, in particular the World Bank, which uses the FIDIC terms in its standard bidding documentation.

Use FIDIC's intended use is for international civil engineering work. Many public work department contracts are based on it, for example the Malaysian Public Works Department contracts PWD203.


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