How to use the IHIP Harmonized Conditions Of Particular Application for Shelter Construction Works

This part is considered complementary to the General Conditions part of the FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract for Construction (First edition 1999) and the Conditions shall be considered as “Conditions Of Particular Application” (COPA) which include amendments and additions to such General Conditions.

Whatever stated in the Conditions Of Particular Application such as addition, deletion or amendment to the General Conditions Clauses shall prevail and is to be taken into account to the extent that clarifies or adds or amends these Clauses.

Consult the following guidance notes prepared by IHIP to follow the step by step introduction:

Harmonized Conditions Of Particular Application to FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract for Shelter Construction Works – how does it work?

  • Step 1: Download the Conditions Of Particular Application to FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract for Shelter Construction Works from the IHIP website
  • Step 2: Get the FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract (First edition 1999) from fidic.org
  • Step 3: Attached the Conditions Of Particular Application downloaded in step1 and attached them to the general conditions downloaded in Step2

How to use Conditions of Particular Application (COPA) in addition to general conditions?

Those Conditions Of Particular Application are considered complementary to the General Conditions part of the FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract (First edition 1999). Whatever stated in those COPA such as addition, deletion or amendment to the General Conditions Clauses shall prevail and is to be taken into account to the extent that clarifies or adds or amends these Clauses.

Why should I use the COPA to FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract for the Shelter construction works?

The COPA to FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract for the Shleter construction works have been designed by the IHIP SHELTER CONTRACT COMMITTEE to derisk SHELTER project through better contracts. It includes 27 improvements:

BETTER CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (10 Improvements)
IMPROVED RISK ALLOCATION (10 Improvements)
IMPROVED PROCUREMENT (7 Improvements)

  • Get the detailed list here

Who signs the contract?

The contract is the addition of both the general conditions and the particular conditions. The contract is signed between the Employer and the Contractor.

Where do I get the General Conditions ?

The General Conditions are part of the FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract (First edition 1999) which you can them find on the FIDIC website:

https://fidic.org/books/short-form-contract-1st-ed-1999-green-book You can buy a printed version for 25€  or a downloadable PDF which you can print 10 times for 150€.

What is FIDIC?

FIDIC is a French language acronym for Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils, which means the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. It was founded in 1913 by the France, Belgium and Switzerland. Currently, FIDIC is based in Geneva, Switzerland and has members from more than 100 countries.

Since its founding, FIDIC’s main activity is publishing international standard forms of Contracts. First standard form of Contract was The Form of contract for works of Civil Engineering construction, in 1957. It became famous by its cover and called “The Red Book”. Ever since then, it has become the tradition that FIDIC Contracts are known by the colour of their cover.

Due to the broad support it enjoys, FIDIC Conditions of the Contract are widely accepted by Multilateral Development Bank. Therefore, they are the most used types of Contracts on international Projects. Usually, FIDIC Conditions of the Contract consist of two parts: Part A is widely known as General Conditions of the Contract and Part B as Particular Conditions of the Contract.

What are FIDIC General Conditions of the Contract ?

Part A or General Conditions of the Contract defines risk allocation between the Parties. More precisely, it defines the rights and obligations of each Party, procedures for payments, variations, certifications, disputes resolution etc. They are published by FIDIC organization and should not be modified.

In conclusion, all changes, additions/ omissions and amendments of General Conditions of the Contract should be done using Particular Conditions of the Contract.

What are FIDIC Particular Conditions of the Contract ?

Part B or Particular Conditions of the Contract defines conditions which are specific to a Project and the Country where the works are executed. They are used for addition/ omission and change of General Conditions of the Contract. The purpose of the Particular Conditions of the Contract is to define everything what could not be defined in General Conditions of the Contract.