The Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (ICC) is a standard suite of conditions of contract for infrastructure contracts jointly sponsored by the Association of Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).
The contracts were published in 2011 to replace the ICE Conditions of Contract and have a similar structure and approach to the contractual process. Speparate versions of the ICC cater for a variety of types of contract with Guidance Notes to explain their use in practical terms. The suite also includes a Partnering Addendum.
Suitable for public and private infrastructure projects
Separate versions to cater for a range of contractual approaches
Suitable for Partnering arrangements
Compliant with payment legislation
Accommodate CDM Regulations
Range of processes to assist in avoiding, mitigating, or resolving any differences, or disputes that may arise in a non confrontational manner
Applicable to works situated in Scotland and Northern Ireland
USE Those who have previously used the ICE Conditions will find the contracts familiar. Little change should be required to the administrative process other than to ensure the recent legislative changes which relate to payment are properly accommodated.
Generally clients, consultants and contractors have a wide choice of contracts which can provide for their chosen version. Provision within the contracts for the inclusion of "Special Conditions" ensures that any special contractual arrangements can both be accommodated and made clear to the parties to the contract.
The government identifies greater use of standard forms of contract as a means of eliminating waste from public sector construction. The Government Construction Strategy commits to move towards using only standard forms of contract with minimal amendment for all new central government procurement activity.