The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging our people and our businesses in ways many of us had not planned for and this requires a significant and supportive response to protect staff and firms. 

We have created this page on our website to update the industry on what FIDIC is doing to respond to COVID-19 and to signpost to useful sources of information and assistance. We hope you find it helpful.

FIDIC secretariat

FIDIC continues to closely monitor the news and recommendations by the Swiss Federation on the current COVID-19 situation. Staff are currently working remotely until further notice and continue to be fully contactable via email or phone. For any queries, please contact us at [email protected] or +41227994900.


FIDIC Covid-19 bulletin 

Bulletin 1: Workplace Challenges and Best Practices 

Bulletin 2: Internal Business Cycle Challenges and Best Practices

Bulletin 3: External Business Environment Challenges and Best Practices

Bulletin 4: Social Employment Impact and Best Practices 


FIDIC Guidance Memorandum - COVID-19 Impact to the Consultant's services under the FIDIC Suite of Contracts & Agreement

FIDIC’s core purpose of drafting this Guidance Memorandum is to help Clients and Consultants understand how the General Conditions of the Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement (“FIDIC White Book” or “WB”, 2017 Edition) and the Model Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement (“FIDIC JV Agreement” or “JVA”, 2017 Edition) will respond to a range of scenarios that have and are continuing to arise. COVID-19 pandemic is a unique broad scale, long term and extraordinary event which should be recognized as such.

COVID-19 guidance memorandum for users of FIDIC standard forms of works contract

COVID-19 is having material and global impact on the delivery of construction projects across the world. Many of those projects are being delivered under FIDIC standard forms of contract. To assist contract users, FIDIC has issued a guidance memorandum which contains an outline of the provisions in FIDIC’s various general conditions of contract for works which may be relevant with regard to likely scenarios that are arising as a consequence of Covid-19. FIDIC’s main purpose in drafting the guidance memorandum is to help parties to a FIDIC contract to consider mutually satisfactory solutions and avoid disputes arising between them.


COVID-19 guidance memorandum for on-site working and project team organisation

FIDIC COVID-19: On-site working and project team organisation has been developed by members of the FIDIC risk, liability and quality committee and is intended to be a review list that will allow member association member firms to consider as many facets of the current pandemic situation as may apply to their organisation and particularly to their staff.

Guidance available for download


Translated FIDIC guidance documents

COVID-19 webinar series

COVID-19’s immediate and long-term impact on the engineering and consulting industry will be far reaching and will change the industry’s operating structure. In order to examine and provide best industry practice solutions to the challenges ahead, FIDIC has decided to roll out a regular Global Leadership Roundtable webinar programme. More information and webinar schedule can be found on the button below.


EFCA coronavirus industry survey

In order to better respond to coronavirus impacts and to understand the effects on the industry, FIDIC’s European regional group EFCA has conducted a survey on coronavirus and its impacts on the industry. 20 EFCA member associations responded to the survey on a total of ten questions about the crisis and its impact. Survey results are available at the link below. 


EFCA Corona Survey IV

The EFCA Barometer Task Group carried out a fourth COVID-19 survey, conducted between 1 and 7 September 2020.

Responses from 19 national associations provide an overview of the impact on the firms and sectors and national measures.

EFCA Corona Survey IV


Future Leaders country reports on Covid-19


European COVID-19 update from EFCA

The latest EFCA COVID-19 update is now out and it’s required reading for those with an interest in the European industry response to the pandemic. The update includes information on EU initiatives, EFCA’s work to support the industry and other resource and guidance.


The state of the European Consulting Engineering Sector 

The latest Industry Barometer from the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) shows that the crisis has impacted hiring polices, order stock, turnover and profitability alike. The currently largest challenge for the consultancy and engineering industry in Europe is the lack of projects.


ACE New Zealand - Professional Indemnity Insurance - Market Challenges

ACE New Zealand has worked with CEAS to develop a report on the professional indemnity (PI) insurance market, the challenges ahead. Download the full PDF on the link below. 


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