KfW prepared this Model Contract based on the FIDIC agreement for ("White Book"), in order to provide partners of KfW with wording. FIDIC LICENCE - PRINT UNTIL END - MINISTRY OF WORKS AND . “FIDIC” means the Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils, the. FIDIC intends to release a 5th edition of the FIDIC Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement, known to many as the White Book, this year. A pre-release.


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These obligations include, by default, an express fitness for purpose warranty. Contractors were often surprised by fidic white book exposed they were and that, according to FIDIC, it was inappropriate for a consultant to give the same kind of standard of care warranty as a contractor undertaking design work.


This attachment to the old English common law position seems somewhat antiquated in the context of modern procurement practice. The Old Among the worst provisions of the White Book were: The low threshold standard of care, expressed in the fidic white book and applicable to all contractual obligations not just the performance of fidic white book services: The casual inclusion of what common law lawyers would recognise as a net contribution clause.

fidic white book A one-way indemnity in favour of the consultant for third party claims. Interestingly it is evident from the preamble that the appropriate standard of care was a major source of negative feedback on the old version and therefore an issue the fidic white book group for the new version had to research thoroughly.

Some of the main positive changes are: It seems harsh for the consultant to have such a draconian self-help remedy before that question is resolved.


Similarly, under Clause 7. We would normally expect to see an absolute obligation on the consultant to insure, provided insurance is available in the open fidic white book.

Gulf Construction Online - Beware of loopholes in Fidic White Book

Legal queries related to the construction sector can be addressed to Norton Rose Middle East LLP through Gulf Construction magazine at editor gulfconstructionworldwide. Norton Rose Group has had a presence in the Middle East for 30 years and has advised developers, lenders, and contractors in relation to the legal aspects of a fidic white book variety of construction and infrastructure projects in the region.


With a combined team located in Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Norton Rose Middle East LLP is fidic white book to provide both contentious and non-contentious support to financiers, developers, contractors and specialist contractors in the region.

The magazine provides editorial coverage on a wide range of topics which are of interest to industry professionals. Accordingly, the Task Group determined that it was not a fidic white book or reasonable balance of risk to make the Consultant strictly liable for the outcome of the professional services in situations where there was no evidence of fault or breach on its behalf.

The Task Group acknowledged, that in a limited number of countries, provision of insurance to cover strict liability was a mandatory obligation placed on the insurance market, however this approach is not followed generally and cannot be taken to reflect the international position.

The Task Group and FIDIC CC determined therefore that the appropriate standard of care to be imposed on a Consultant was that of reasonable skill and care to be expected from an experienced consultant.

This obligation will not make the Consultant liable for defective or inadequate services arising out of unforeseeable or uncontrollable events and therefore, the obligation should be fully insured under any professional fidic white book insurance policy.

This is to the benefit of both the Client and the Consultant and represents the correct balance of risk between the fidic white book parties.

It is intended to cover the minimum requirements of a typical appointment contract. Additional or amended clauses may be required in the Particular Conditions to address particular project and commercial issues between the parties.

Where other material is to be incorporated into a Contract of Appointment, care must be taken to ensure consistency fidic white book in the use of terminology and the allocation of duties and obligations.

The parties to the contract may wish to take independent legal advice in connection with the preparation of this agreement.

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