What is the FIDIC contract?

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (commonly known as FIDIC, acronym for its French name Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils) is an international standards organization for the consulting engineering & construction best known for the family of contract templates.

FIDIC, in the furtherance of its goals, publishes international standard forms of contracts for works and for clients, consultants, sub-consultants, joint ventures and representatives, together with related materials such as standard pre-qualification forms.

It is best known for its range of contracts that includes the:

  • the Red Book: Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer;
  • the Yellow Book: Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build;
  • the Silver Book: Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects;
  • the Green Book: Conditions of Short Form of Contract.

Additional forms include:

  • the Blue Book: Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works
  • the White Book: Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement
  • the Gold Book: Design, Build and Operate Projects
  • MDB/FIDIC Contract: FIDIC conditions incorporated in the standard bidding documents of multilateral development banks.

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