The four main types of contracts used in South Africa are:
- FIDIC (French acronym for International Federation of Consulting Engineers) 1999
- General Conditions of Contract for Construction Works (GCC 2004)
- The Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC series 2000)
- New Engineering Contract (NEC now referred to as the Engineering and Construction Contract
FIDIC, NEC and GCC are forms of contract that can be used on all types of engineering and construction contracts. JBCC 2000 is, however, confined to building works. The FIDIC, NEC and JBCC series of documents contain short versions of engineering and construction works contracts. The four series of documents collectively cover the commonly encountered contracting strategies that are currently being pursued internationally.
The CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board) developed a comprehensive document detailing the precise differences: