The Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE) and the Association of Consultant Architects (ACA) have formed a joint venture to increase awareness of partnering contracts.
PPC2000, the first standard form of Project Partnering Contract, was launched in September 2000 by Sir John Egan, then chairman of the Construction Task Force.
The TPC2005 Term Partnering Contract was launched five years later by Sir Michael Latham adapting PPC2000 into a single multi-party contract.
The PPC and TPC forms of contract are used on only 6% of UK projects. PPC2000 was used for three of the four published government trial projects, which indicated savings of between 20% and 31%.
The ACE and ACA also say that PPC2000 “has been proven to be a natural home for BIM”.
ACE chief operating officer Anil Iyer said: "The PPC suite offers a major procurement breakthrough for clients who wish to adopt a partnering arrangement with their teams using clear, step by step systems to deliver projects that are better, safer and more cost effective."
ACA president Terry Brown added: "PPC2000 and TPC2005 are still ‘hidden gems’ that are used only by sophisticated clients and project teams. In reality, they offer user-friendly systems and clear provisions that are accessible to anyone in the public or private sector."