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Last edited 16 Oct 2020
Infrastructure conditions of contract
The ICE Conditions of Contract (CoC) were published by Thomas Telford on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA). The first edition was published in 1945 and the seventh and final edition was published in 2001.
The key characteristics of the original CoC were:
- Valuation by measurement.
- Engineering responsibility for design.
- Engineer as the impartial certifier and valuer.
- Engineers decision as the first stage of dispute resolution.
ACE and CECA argued that part of the industry still used the CoC and wished to continue to do so and that they were unfamiliar with the NEC. They suggested that the ICC ‘…continue to offer the same reassurance, clarity and reliability that clients and suppliers are used to’. It is also compliant with the payment provisions of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Contracts Act 2009 which amended the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the Construction Act).
- Design and construction.
- Target cost.
- Ground investigation.
- Archaeological investigation.
- With quantities.
- Minor works.
- Partnering addendum.
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