Business Practice Committee (BPC)

Responsible FIDIC Board Members

- Mark Pehlig, Netherlands  (Primary responsibility)
- Gavin English, United Kingdom  (Secondary responsibility)


- Andrew Read, New Zealand (Chair)
- Samarjit Chatterjee, India
- Fatma Cölasan, Turkey
- David DeLizza, USA
- Kaoru Kariya, Japan 

- Chris Newcomb, Canada
- Rick Prentice, Canada
- Peter Rauch, Switzerland
- Shahram Sandiani, Iran

- Mark Steiner, USA

- Masato Toyama, Japan
- Jan Van der Putten, Belgium (EFCA)

- Alejandro Varón Tischer, Spain (FIDIC YPF)

- Cory Wilson, Canada (FIDIC YPF)

- Chengdong (Sonya) Zhang, China (FIDIC YPF)


Terms of Reference (TOR)

The Business Practice Committee (BPC) seeks input from Member Associations on business issues of key interest to their member firms. They then identify those issues in which FIDIC can contribute original work or can coordinate and present existing global knowledge on specific issues.

The BPC develops best practice guidelines and publications, and recommends to the FIDIC Board delivery mechanisms for the products.  They recommend the creation of task groups to develop products designed to effectively address issues. The BPC provides relevant information to FIDIC Member Associations and monitors developments in key areas such as Risk Identification and Management, Insurance Trends, Practice Management, and Quality Based Selection (QBS).


BPC Task Groups

Contractors Selection Project (K. Kapila, India- Chair; W. Howard- FIDIC Board liason; C. Newcomb, Canada; S. Sandiani, Iran; M. Steiner, USA; P. Long, Canada; F. Colasan, Turkey; A. Read, New Zealand)

Definition of Services (DOS) Guidelines (A. Read, New Zealand; R. Prentice, Canada; D.DeLizza, USA; C. Newcomb, Canada)

Quality Based Selection (F. Colasan, Turkey; C. Newcomb, Canada; U. Sassarsson, Denmark (EFCA))


Procurement Policy Sub Committee

- Aisha Nadar, Sweden ( Chair)

- Eric Cook, USA

- Dr. Nael Bunni, Ireland

- Cremona Cotovelea, Romania

- Ines Ferguson (Spain)

FIDIC Guide to Practice - Business of a professional services firm

Quality Based Selection (QBS) Guidelines (2011)

FIDIC Guidelines for the Selection of Consultants, 2nd Edition, 2013

Improving the Quality of Construction - a guide for actions, 2004

Definition of Services Guidelines (Building Construction) 2009