The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee® (EJCDC®) develops and updates fair and objective standard documents that represent the latest and best thinking in contractual relations between all parties involved in engineering design and construction projects. The committee is made up of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the American Society of Civil Engineers and involves the participation of more than 15 other professional engineering design, construction, owner, legal, and risk management organizations.
- 2021 EJCDC® Committee Design and Construction Related Documents License Agreement (PDF)
- 2020 EJCDC® E Series Document Agreement (Word document)
- 2018 EJCDC® Construction Series Document Agreement (PDF)
Contract Document Categories
- Construction Manager as Advisor
- Contract Document Sets
- Public Private Partnership
- Other Documents, Commentaries, and Guides
Public Private Partnership ("P3") Agreement
EJCDC® P3-508 Public Private Partnership ("P3") is for use by government entities to finance, construct, maintain and provide public improvements and services. P3-508 is a resource for use in jurisdictions that allow for the procurement of improvements and services through P3 relationships. P3-508 was developed with the flexibility to allow the user to select specific construction, financing, O&M and funding terms to be used in finalizing the P3-508 form agreement. The agreement also provides flexibility to allow for differences in statutes, regulations, financing requirements, and to cover various forms of services or improvements.
Rural Utilities Service's EJCDC® Policy
It is the Rural Utilities Service's policy that the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee® (EJCDC®) documents be used as the foundation for the engineering and construction contract documents for all Water and Waste Disposal program actions. The EJCDC® has developed the following documents which will be considered previously approved by the Agency for use by applicants, owners, and borrowers in the Rural Utilities Service's Water and Waste Disposal program.
- Agreement between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services (EJCDC® No. E-500, 2014 Edition);
- Agreement between Owner and Contractor for Construction Contract (Stipulated Price) (EJCDC® No. C-520 (Rev 1), 2013 Edition); and,
- Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract (EJCDC® No. C-700 (Rev 1), 2013 Edition).
When these documents are properly coordinated with other documents in the EJCDC® set of Construction Related Documents, the documents are acceptable for use by RUS applicants and borrowers in the procurement of engineering professional services and utility construction services for projects with financial assistance under the Water and Waste Disposal programs.
» Download RUS Bulletins: 1780-26 and 1780-35.
Other EJCDC® Resources
- Recent Court Decisions Relevant to Contract Documents (PDF)
- Significant Legal and Legislative Actions (PDF)
- EJCDC® Instructions for Use and License Agreement (PDF)
Benefits of EJCDC® Contracts
Each EJCDC® contract document is prepared by experienced engineering design and construction professionals, owners, contractors, professional liability and risk management experts, and legal counsel.
- Created and peer-reviewed by experienced industry experts
- Reduced conflict and litigation
- Balanced and fair provisions
- User-friendly and easily customizable
EJCDC® Educational Webinars
- A Detailed Look at EJCDC® Newly Released P3-508 Form for Public Private Partnership (1 PDH)
- A Focus on Shop Drawings: Vital Link Between Design and Construction (1 PDH)
What are the principal advantages of using EJCDC® standard documents?
EJCDC® documents reduce the potential for errors, omissions, redundancies, or conflicts in construction docs. All documents are fully coordinated and integrated. The documents provide for industry-accepted distribution of risk among project participants. Familiarity with these documents by both the Bidder/Contractor may result in improved prices bid to Owner.
The documents are updated approximately every five years to reflect industry trends, court decisions, and changes in applicable laws and regulations.
They are suitable for public works and private sector.
Finally, EJCDC® documents are less expensive than alternate standard documents and are created in user friendly MS Word format. In short, EJCDC® documents are the most-thorough and best-organized standard documents available.