Construction Law/FIDIC EPC Contract

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Dear Arshad,

I am from a client side and have a requirement to extend the existing Natural Gas Network as per authority standards. The new extension project consists of construction of approximately 30km of design and construction of a Natural Gas Network System and Maintenance thereafter. I would like to see your advice and recommendation of which From of Contract is best suitable of this nature? EPC or Design-Build?

We would like the Contractor is  take full responsibility of the design and as we do not have not completed any designs.

I understand that EPC contracts is normally associated with a LS contract. Is it possible to have EPC Contract with remeasured payments mechanism?

Does FIDIC EPC Form of Contract allows a Client to amend LS EPC Contract to be modified to use as a remeasured contract?

Note: Natural Gas Network mentioned above is to supply natural gas to industries for its operations from a Main Gas Supply point.

Thanks for your time and response.

Answer
Dear John,

I think, The Plant and Design-Build Contract Conditions will be more suite to your requirements(i.i Yellow Book)rather than EPC Contract. In my viewpoint changing payment mechanism into rearmament  will create may cause complication, however, stage payments on the basis of length  per Km would be the best payment mechanism.I,m also enclosing herewith some additional detailed information that may help you to selecting the FIDIC conditions.
 
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I may answer to the questions relating to FIDIC 4th as well as FIDIC 2010 MDB Harmonized version,price adjustment ,Variations,Eot and Cost claims,EPC Contract,Bidding Document,consultancy Contracts,certification,Standard Forms, Dispute resolution; and others pertaining to Contract implementation.

Experience

Contract management and Contract Administration, using FIDIC Conditions of 4th Addition as well as Fidic 1999 Red, Yellow and Silver Books including MDB Harmonized Edition 2010. Particularly in the area of Procurement of Contracts, Certification,Price Adjustment, variations,disputes management, EoT and Cost Claims; and other contractual issues arises from time to time during currecy of the Contracts.

Organizations
Member -Pakistan Engineering Council Member -Pakistan Engineering Congress Member -FIDIC Organisation

Publications
Joint Venture and Consortium Agreements for Pakistan Engineering Council,Pakistan

Education/Credentials
BSc Civil Engineering; Basic Management course; Hydro power Projects; and various other on Job Trainings

Awards and Honors
Commendation Certificate for the excellent management qualities and dedication at Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project; and Certificate of Excellent work performed during Survey Camp.

Past/Present Clients
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA),Associate Consulting Engineer(ACE) and National Engineering services Pakistan(Pvt.) Limited (NESPAK)

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