FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Yellow Book 2017
Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co
FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Yellow Book 2017

The following Construction practice note produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Yellow Book 2017
  • What type of project is the Yellow Book suitable for?
  • The structure of the contract
  • Key features of the general conditions
  • The Engineer
  • Employer’s Requirements
  • Design
  • Tests
  • Variations and Adjustment
  • Payment and Price
  • More...

FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Yellow Book 2017

In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Yellow Book 2017 (FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 2017).

For information about the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999, see Practice Note: FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Yellow Book 1999. See also Practice Notes: FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017 and FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Silver Book 2017.

Note that errata to the second edition of the Yellow Book were published in December 2018 (see News Analysis: Errata to FIDIC 2017 contracts published).

What type of project is the Yellow Book suitable for?

The FIDIC Yellow Book is recommended where the Contractor bears not only responsibility for construction but is also responsible for the design of the Works to be constructed. It can be used for all construction projects where the Contractor is intended to bear both design and construction responsibility, including, but not limited to, contracts related to electrical/mechanical installations. The FIDIC Yellow Book is not suitable for use where the Employer is carrying out the design; in this case, the FIDIC Red Book should be used instead. The Introduction to the Special Provisions states: ‘These Conditions allow for the possibility that the Employer may include (in the Employer’s Requirements) an outline design for the Works,

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