About TPC2005


TPC2005 (now in an amended 2008 edition) is the first standard form Term Partnering Contract and was developed in response to considerable demand for a new approach to the procurement of term works and services. Launched by Sir Michael Latham, it applies the radical ideas in PPC2000 to a single multi-party contract that is the foundation and route map for partnering in term contracts.


The authors are a team drawn from the award-winning Projects and Construction Group at Trowers & Hamlins, described as “one of the UK's strongest non-contentious teams” (Legal 500, 2003). They are supported with input drawn from the experience of a wide variety of project partnering teams and their advisers.

Key features of TPC2005

This Introduction to TPC2005, by Trowers & Hamlins outlines the key features of TPC2005 and includes sample pages for you to browse.

The as Introduction to the amendments incorporated into the 2008 edition of TPC2005 can be accessed on this link.

Amendments to TPC2005

Current amendments to the lastest version which should be incorporated into any agreements can be downloaded from:

CDM 2015 Amendements for TPC2005 amended 2008

HGCRA Amendments for TPC2005 amended 2008

Late payment of commercial debts, contracting authority amendments TPC2005 amended 2008


Other Guidance and Contracts


A short form of contract STPC2005 has been added to the family of Term Partnering Contracts. STPC2005 is a specialist term agreement between a service provider and a specialist for Term Maintenance Partnering Projects.


Guide to Term Partnering Contracts TPC2005 and STPC2005

A new Guide to Term Partnering Contracts TPC2005 and STPC2005 has been written by Rebecca Rees and Chris Paul of Trowers and Hamlins. It provides clear, technical guidance on the clauses of TPC2005 and the new STPC2005 as well as giving checklists for:

  • TPC2005 Term partnering Agreement,tpc2005
  • Joining Agreement,
  • Core Group,
  • Client Representative
  • Partnering Advisor

It uniquely gives an alphabetical index of TPC2005 and STPC2005 clauses and where to find them.


Introduction to Pricing under TPC2005 and STPC2005

Written by PPC/TPC User Group members for users of the contract, this new Prcing Guide has been written to help Clients, Service Providers and Consultants understand how to structure and implement pricing under the TPC2005 and STPC2005 forms of Contract.  This guide clearly explains how to maximise the opportunities under TPC2005 to create clear pricing strategies and achieve value for money.  Covering fixed price to Open-Book and everything inbetween, an understanding of these pricing mechanisms allows users of the contract greater confidence in adapting the contract over a variety of projects.

The guide is aimed at those responsible for the selection and appointment of TPC2005 service providers which includes Consultants, Clietpc2005nt Officers, Procurement Managers and other advisers.