The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee Releases 2013 Editions of the EJCDC® Construction Series (C-series) Documents

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Stacey A. Ober
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Monday, April 1, 2013
The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee today released the new 2013 editions of the EJCDC Construction Series (C-series) documents. The 24 documents in the new edition of EJCDC's C-series are specifically written for use on public and private engineered-facility projects. They are the first choice for infrastructure and public works construction in the United States. The C-series focus is on projects in which the owner retains an engineering firm to prepare drawings and specifications, then separately engages a construction contractor to perform the work. Released in MSWord format, EJCDC documents are easily modified to conform to the unique goals and regulatory requirements of each project.

The 2013 edition of EJCDC's C-series is similar in scope to prior editions. The 2013 Construction series includes:

  • Core contract documents such as the Standard General Conditions, the Owner-Contractor agreement form, and Supplementary Conditions;
  • Forms for gathering information needed to draft bidding and contract documents;
  • Instructions to bidders and a standard bid form;
  • Bonds (bid, performance, and payment); and
  • Administrative forms, such as change order forms and the certificate of substantial completion.

New content from the 2013 edition of the EJCDC Construction series will be used as the basis for upcoming revisions to the EJCDC design-build and engineering services documents. Below is an overview of substantive changes to the 2013 C-series documents. 

EJCDC is adding three new standard documents to the C-series:

  • C-111, Advertisement for Bids. This document gives owners a platform for informing potential bidders about the project and inviting them to obtain the bidding documents for review.
  • C-451, Qualifications Statement. This document is for use in obtaining information regarding experience and capabilities from contractors, whether in a prequalification or bidding phase context.
  • C-523, Subcontract. This document is a standard subcontract that meshes with the EJCDC owner-contractor documents.

The 2013 C-series documents will remain in the legacy format and delivery system. Formatted in easy-to-use Microsoft Word, there is no software to install or learn, saving users precious time and money. The documents are downloaded at the time of purchase and saved directly to the user's computer. They can be customized easily to suit each project's unique goals and regulatory requirements.

EJCDC documents are the highest quality standard documents specifically written for infrastructure projects in the United States. 

The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee is a joint venture of major organizations of professional engineers and contractors:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE);
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE); and
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Since 1975, EJCDC has developed and updated 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.

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The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 35,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 400 chapters. For more information, please visit