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AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS

The following are the current and proposed Australian Standard General Conditions of Contract and a selection of other relevant Australian Standards:

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GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

AS4000-1997

AS4000 General Conditions of Contract: comprises general conditions of contract suitable for a wide variety of construction and building contracts including civil, mechanical, electrical and other types of engineering contracts. AS4000 runs concurrently with the earlier AS2124.
AS4901 is the companion subcontract document specifically prepared to be compatible with AS4000.

AS2124

AS2124 General Conditions of Contract: comprises a single set of general conditions of contract suitable for a wide variety of civil engineering, building, electrical and mechanical engineering and other types of construction contracts.
The current edition of AS2124 is the 1992 revision however Standards Australia are still publishing the 1986 revision to run concurrently with the 1992 revision. The latest revision to AS2124 has been renumbered as AS4000 and is a substantial change to the style and format of the recent editions of AS2124. AS4000 is published concurrently with AS2124. These are non mandatory standards and the user is free to elect to use whichever edition they prefer, however it should be noted that the later Standards have had the benefit of adopting current rulings in the law and current practices in the industry.
AS2545 is the companion subcontract document specifically prepared to be compatible with AS2124.

AS4305-1996

AS4305 Minor Works Contract Conditions: applies to construct projects only of a simple nature. It is not suitable for projects of a complex or long term nature or where a bill of quantities has been prepared. This Standard is not meant to be used as a short form of AS2124 as certain risks and obligations are dealt with differently due to the simple nature of the projects for which these general conditions are intended.
Currently under revision and will be reissued as AS4905 as part of a suite based on AS4000. See DR99098 and DR99099.
Currently there is no specific companion subcontract document specifically prepared to be compatible with AS4305.

AS4901-1998

AS4901 Subcontract Conditions: this Standard is the companion subcontract document specifically prepared to be compatible with AS4000.

AS2545

AS2545 Subcontract Conditions: this Standard is the companion subcontract document specifically prepared to be compatible with AS2124.
Two editions of AS2545 are published concurrently by Standards Australia; AS2545-1993 is the companion document to AS2124-1992 and AS2545-1987 is the companion document to AS2124-1986.

AS4949 - 2001

AS4949 Work Order: a form of contract that can be used for small-scale construction works. The Work Order Comprises a single page of contract conditions as well as a schedule for the parties to specify the particular Project requirements. Was published as DR00222.

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT

AS4902-2000

AS4902 General Conditions of Contract for Design and Construct: specifies general conditions of contract suitable for the design and construct project procurement method. The Standard provides for different variations of the design and construct contract, namely design development and construct, design, novate and construct. This Standard is part of the suite of general conditions of contract based on AS4000-1997. Previously published as, and supersedes, AS4300-1995.
AS4903 is the companion subcontract document specifically prepared to be compatible with AS4902.


AS4903-2000

AS4903 Subcontract Conditions: this Standard is the companion subcontract document specifically prepared to be compatible with AS4902 (Design & Construct). Previously published as, and supersedes, AS4303-1995.

AS4904

AS4904 Consultants Agreement (Design & Construct Contract) is currently available as a draft standard DR99042.

CONTRACTS FOR SUPPLY AND EQUIPMENT

AS4910-2002

AS4910 General Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Equipment with installation. Previously published as, and supersedes, AS2987-1987 General Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Equipment with or without installation.

AS4911-1998

AS4911 General Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Equipment without installation. Currently under revision and available as a draft standard DR00328. Previously published as, and supersedes, AS3556-1988.

AS4912

AS4912 General Conditions of Contract for the Periodic Supply of Goods. Currently available as a draft standard DR99532.

MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

AS4915

AS4915 General Conditions of Contract for Project Management is currently available as a draft standard DR99043.

AS4916

AS4916 General Conditions of Contract for Construction Management. Currently available as a draft standard DR00109.

TRADE CONTRACTS

AS4917

AS4917 Construction Management Trade Contract - General Conditions. Currently available as a draft standard DR01241.

AS4918

AS4918 General Conditions of Contract for Trade Contracts (Short Form) is currently being planned.

MANAGEMENT OF ASSETS

AS4919

AS4919 General Conditions of Contract for the provision of asset maintenance and services (Superintendents version). Currently available for as a draft standard DR99332.

AS4920

AS4920 General Conditions of Contract for the provision of asset maintenance and services (Principals version) ie no Superintendent. Currently available as a draft standard DR99333.


AS4921

AS4921 General Conditions of Contract for the provision of asset maintenance and services (Short Form version). Currently available as a draft standard DR99334.

CONSULTANTS CONTRACTS

AS4121-1994

AS4121 Code of ethics and procedures for the selection of consultants. Based on the work of CIDA and due for revision by Standards Australia.

AS4122-2000

AS4122 General Conditions for the Engagement of Consultants. Note AS4122 is designed to have a wider application than AS4904, which is specifically targeted at the Design & Construct project delivery method in the building and construction industry.


MISCELLANEOUS

AS4120-1994

AS4120 Code of Tendering. Based on the work of CIDA and due for revision by Standards Australia.

AS4039-1992

AS4039 Tender Documentation for Urban Transit Buses: a specific purpose Standard but a good example of the use of Tender Technical Questionnaires.

AS/NZS4360-1999

AS/NZS4360 Risk Management. Provides a generic guide for establishing and implementing the risk management process which involves context, identification, analysis, evaluation, treatment, and continuous risk monitoring and review.

AS4608-1999

AS4608 Guide to the Prevention, Handling and Resolution of Disputes.

AS/NZS4536-1999

AS/NZS4536 Life Cycle Costing - An application guide. Proposes a process for life cycle costing of a product as a component of an economic evaluation.


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