Short Form of Contract
The Short Form of Contract is recommended for the works which are built without subcontracting in a short time and at relatively small cost of construction. As compared to other model contracts, the Short Form of Contract has been drafted to be as simple as possible and it makes it easy to adjust this form in conformity with Russian construction agreements. However, the Short Form of Contract requires a considerable scope of work to be done by an employer, including preparation of specifications and drawings, which set out requirements as to all details of a project; these conditions require a contractor to carry out design only to the extent that is necessary for an employer. In addition to, this Short Form of Contract does not make provision for the appointment of an engineer or an employer's representative as opposed to other model forms developed by FIDIC. The responsibilities of the above persons are taken by an employer himself or by his authorised person.