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.
Contract Document Categories
- Contract Document Sets
- Public Private Partnership
- Other Documents, Commentaries, and Guides
2016 Edition of the Design-Build Family of Documents
Available for immediate download from Shop NSPE, the 2016 edition of design-build documents includes:
- NEW! Guide to Request for Qualifications—Design-Build Project (D-110)
- NEW! Guide to Request for Proposals—Design-Build Project (D-111)
- NEW! Price Proposal Form—Design-Build Project (D-425)
- Agreement between Owner and Owner’s Consultant (D-500)
- Agreement between Design-Builder and Engineer (D-505)
- NEW! Agreement between Owner and Design-Builder for Progressive Design-Build (D-512)
- Agreement between Owner and Design-Builder (Stipulated Price) (D-520)
- NEW! Construction Subcontract for Design-Build Project (D-523)
- NEW! Agreement between Owner and Design-Builder (Cost-Plus) (D-525)
- NEW! Teaming Agreement to Pursue Joint Business Opportunity for Design-Build Project (D-580)
- Design-Build Performance Bond (D-610)
- Design-Build Payment Bond (D-615)
- NEW! Design-Builder’s Application for Payment (D-620)
- Standard General Conditions of the Contract between Owner and Design-Builder (D-700)
- NEW! D-800, Guide to the Preparation of Supplementary Conditions (Design-Build) (D-800)
- NEW! Work Change Directive—Design-Build Project (D-940)
- NEW! Change Order—Design-Build Project (D-941)
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, including Exhibits A through J, 2008 Edition);
- Suggested Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor for Construction Contract (Stipulated Price) (EJCDC No. C-520, 2007 Edition); and,
- Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract (EJCDC No. C-700, 2007 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 the RUS Bulletin 1780-26.
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.