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ICE Conditions of Contract

The First Edition of the ICE was published in 1945, with the most recent edition (ICE 7 th Edition) published in 1999. Not surprisingly this form is mostly used in civil engineering projects. The ICE Conditions of Contract are jointly sponsored by ICE, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE).

Full list of contracts

These are the latest versions of each Contract. Whilst earlier forms can be used this is not recommended.

  • Measurement Version 7th Edition
  • Design & Construct 2nd Edition
  • Term Version 1st Edition
  • Minor Works 3rd Edition
  • Partnering Addendum
  • Tendering for Civil Engineering Contracts
  • Agreement for Consultancy Work in Respect of Domestic or Small Works
  • Archaeological Investigation 1st Edition
  • Target Cost 1st Edition (Due 2005)

Current News / Changes:

In addition to the various conditions of contract the ICE publishes Guidance Notes to assist users in the preparation of contract documents and the carrying out of the contract Works. Caution should be exercised when referring to them however. Guidance Notes are published as separate documents for:

  • Measurement Version
  • Design and Construct
  • Minor Works
  • Term Version
  • Ground Investigation
  • Archaeological Investigation
  • Target Cost (Due 2005)

In addition to the various conditions of contract the ICE publishes Guidance Notes to assist users in the preparation of contract documents and the carrying out of the contract Works. Caution should be exercised when referring to them however. Guidance Notes are published as separate documents for:

  • Measurement Version
  • Design and Construct
  • Minor Works
  • Term Version
  • Ground Investigation
  • Archaeological Investigation
  • Target Cost (Due 2005)

Articles published buy AAL

Training and seminar courses

Alway Associates can offer tailored training on the ICE Conditions of Contract typical courses currently available include:

  • The Sub-Contract – an understanding
  • Sub-Contract Administration
  • Sub-Contracting – maximising your recovery and avoiding Contractor’s set-off
  • Record Keeping – how to do it properly
  • Quantum Meruit and Letters of Intent
  • Planning and Programming
  • ICE Conditions of Contract

To see the typical programme for the Alway Associates training seminars follow the link to our training pages.