The first standard form of Project Partnering Contract, PPC2000, was launched in September 2000 by Sir John Egan, chairman of the Construction Task Force, who described it as "a blow for freedom". It provides a foundation and route map for the partnering process and can be applied to any type of partnered project in any jurisdiction. However, in October 2007 an International version was published to cater specifically for jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom. PPC International was extensively trialled in the Middle East by authors Trowers & Hamlins before publication by the ACA.
Sir Michael Latham reviewed PPC2000 in detail at the time of its original publication and confirmed that it embodies all his recommended principles for a modern construction contract. He described PPC2000 in Building Magazine (10 May 2002) as "the full monty of partnering and modern best practice".
It is a direct response to the recommendations of the Construction Task Force's 1998 report ”Rethinking Construction”(often referred to as 'the Egan report') and incorporates ideas set out in the Construction Industry Council's Guide to Project Team Partnering. PPC2000 was developed through prototypes tested on a variety of pilot projects.
PPC2000 has been endorsed by the Construction Industry Council, the Movement for Innovation, the Local Government Task Force, the Housing Forum and the Construction Best Practice Programme. (The latter four bodies and now integrated under Constructing Excellence.)
PPC2000 was amended in 2003, then in 2008 and most recently in 2013 which is the current version in use.
For an outline of those amendments click on this link
PPC2000 (AMENDED 2013): SPECIAL TERMS DEALING WITH CDM 2015
For the amendments needed to comply with the CDM2015 changes please click on this link
PPC2000 (AMENDED 2008): HGCRA LDED and Construction Act 2009 Amendments: The amendments necessary for PPC2000 (08 Amendment) to comply with the HGCRA LDED and Construction Act 2009 Amendments can be downloaded from this link and must be used in all contracts signed from 1st October 2011.
Late Payment of Commercial Debts for contracting authority amendments: Late payment of commercial debts, contracting authority amendments PPC2000 amended 2008
BIM Suppliment and Employment and Skills Guidance
A BIM Protocol has been developed for use with PPC2000 which can be downloaded from this link: BIM Protocol
Additionally CITB – Construction Skills has agreed with the ACA model contract clauses and guidance to enable public sector clients to specify employment and skills requirements for any construction project. These model contract clauses are set out in the document: Employment and Skills and can be included as a Special Term under clause 28 to deal with the implementation by the Constructor of a Client's Employment and Skills Strategy through the development of an Employment and Skills Plan and supporting Method Statement. An advantage of the PPC2000 two-stage contract is the potential for additional commitments to be secured post-selection during the preconstruction preparatory phase of the Project. The Special Term also identifies requirements for exchange of information, regular reports and appropriate employment and skills KPIs and Targets. Monitoring is through
monthly returns made against the Employment and Skills Plan, showing actual employment and skills outputs against the KPI targeted outputs.
The independent Partnering Contract Review commissioned by OGC from Arup Project Management has confirmed the compliance of PPC2000 with the OGC Achieving Excellence in Construction principles.
Dr. David Mosey reports on some of the findings of the Arup report:
Of the three contracts reviewed, PPC2000 scored higher than NEC3 and JCT Constructing Excellence in the overall rankings and in the category “Leading Excellence in Construction”.
The Arup report was submitted to OGC on 25 September 2008. It recommends that each of PPC2000, NEC3 and JCT Constructing Excellence in their different ways satisfy the OGC Achieving Excellence in Construction requirements. However, on the detailed scoring it is PPC2000 that comes out ahead of the other two forms. The full report can be found from this link and an article written by Dr David Mosey which details the findings of the report can be read here: David Mosey Arup review
PPC(S)2000, the Scottish supplement slots into a standard PPC2000. It contains alternative attestation clauses and amendments to PPC2000 in accordance with Scottish Law.