ACE, CECA and ICE have issued a joint statement on the ICE Council’s decision to withdraw from the ICE Conditions of Contract. It follows ICE Council’s decision in 2009 to solely endorse the NEC3 Suite of Contracts.

ICE Vice President Barry Clarke said the decision follows detailed consideration by ICE Council: “ICE’s decision to withdraw support from the ICE CoCs is part of a strategic realignment of our offerings and a desire to promote what we see as a more collaborative approach to contract management which offers value for money to clients and the construction industry at large. We recognise however that there remains a proportion of our membership and the wider engineering community who still use the ICE Conditions of Contract and we will be working closely with ACE and CECA to ensure the transition is smooth and doesn’t have any negative impact on existing users.”