Forms of Contract

Introduction to the contracts

IChemE’s Forms of Contract are an internationally acclaimed series of model forms of agreement, developed to reflect best practice for project delivery in the process industries.

Drafted by a team of legal and industry professionals, our contracts address the complex way in which the purchaser, contractor and subcontractor divide responsibility for creating new process plants and working on existing structures.

As the contract framework is fair and balanced, each party can easily recognise its responsibilities and achieve its objectives without confrontation, which provides a time and cost effective solution for all parties involved.

Process plants are judged by their performance in operation, therefore our process industry contracts are performance based. This philosophy ensures our contracts stand apart from the many others used in the wider construction industry.

Used wherever plant requires extensive testing provisions, you can see from this research that our contracts are among the least disputed.

Key features and formats

There are currently two suites of contracts available, one suitable for the UK market and another for international use. Each contract contains a model form of agreement and general conditions, supplemented with detailed guide notes to assist the user in preparing a contract.

Our contracts are available to purchase in hard copy, printable PDF, view only PDF and editable word document formats. To place your order please visit our online store or contact our sales team on +44(0)1788 534470. We also offer attractively priced corporate licences for organisations requiring multiple-user access to contracts, please contact us for more information and a quote.