CCDC

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is a national joint committee responsible for the development, production, and review of standard Canadian construction contracts, forms, and guides. 

This committee (CCDC) was formed in 1974 and includes two construction owner representatives from each of the public and private sectors, as well as representative from the following four national organizations: Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada; Canadian Construction Association; Construction Specifications Canada; and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. All CCDC Documents are endorsed by these national organizations.

Document details

A brief description of available CCDC Documents can be found below, click here for an updated description (2016), or click here for the CCDC website with more detailed information.

CCDC Contract Forms

Standard prime contract between Owner and prime Contractor to perform the required work for a single, pre-determined fixed price or lump sum, regardless of the Contractor's actual cost.
Standard prime contract between Owner and prime Contractor to perform the required work on an actual-cost basis, plus a percentage or fixed fee which is applied to actual costs.
Standard prime contract between Owner and prime Contractor to perform the required work for a pre-determined, fixed amount for each specified unit of work performed. The total price is determined by multiplying the unit price by the actual, measured quantity of work performed for each specified unit.
Standard contract between Owner and Construction Manager for which the Work is to be performed by Trade Contractors. The Construction Manager acts as a limited agent of the Owner providing advisory services and administering and overseeing the contracts between the Owner and Trade Contractors.
Standard contract between Owner and Construction Manager to provide advisory services during the pre-construction phase and perform the required Work during the construction phase. At the outset, the Work is performed on an actual-cost basis, plus a percentage or fixed fee which is applied to actual costs. The parties may agree to exercise the following options: Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), GMP Plus Percentage Cost Savings, and conversion into a Stipulated Price Contract.
A sworn statement for use by the Contractor as a condition of receiving payment for either the second and subsequent applications for progress payment or the release of holdback funds. This document is available free of charge; click here to download.
A sworn statement for use by the Subcontractor as a condition of receiving payment for either the second and subsequent applications for progress payment or the release of holdback funds. This document is available free of charge; click here to download.
A standard form for obtaining information on capacity, skill and experience of Contractors bidding on building construction projects.
A model form to assist the Owner in showing that financial arrangements have been made to fulfill the Owner's obligations under the contract (e.g. CCDC 2). *Available in hard copy format only.
Standard prime contract between Owner and Design-Builder where the Design-Builder performs Design Services and Construction under one agreement, for a single, pre-determined stipulated or fixed price. Click here for more information.
Standard contract between Design-Builder and Consultant to perform the design services required under a design-build contract between Owner and Design-Builder. Click here for more information.
Standard contract form between Owner and Trade Contractor to perform the Work for a single, pre-determined fixed price, regardless of the Trade Contractor's actual costs. It is specifically for use where the project is performed under the CCDC 5A Construction Management method of contracting.
Standard prime contract between Owner and Contractor for civil works construction, e.g. roads, bridges, dams, underground utilities, etc.
Standard surety bid bond form guaranteeing the bidder's intention to enter into a formal contract and to provide the specified contract security if the bid is accepted.
Standard surety performance bond form guaranteeing performance of the contract by the Contractor. * Available in hard copy format only.
Standard surety labour and material payment bond form guaranteeing that the Contractor will satisfy all labour and material payment obligations incurred in performing the contract.

CCDC Guide Documents

A guide document designed to assist users of CCDC 2 - 2008.
A guide document explaining construction insurance policies and requirements in CCDC contract forms.
A guide document explaining the surety bonding process and the purpose and function of the CCDC standard bond forms (i.e. CCDC 220, 221 and 222). Click here for more information.
A guide document outlining the process of soliciting and evaluating construction bids, and awarding the construction contract. Includes a sample bid form. Click here for more information.
A guide document to assist users of CCDC 2 - 1994 in meeting the administrative requirements outlined in that standard contract form. For each model form the guide contains a brief explanation of each of the administrative processes involved, a short narrative description to guide users of the form, a list of items which should be included in the form, and an example of a model form. Click here for more information.
Standard rules for mediation and arbitration of CCDC 2 construction disputes to be used in conjunction with the dispute resolution procedures of CCDC 2. Click here for more information.
A guide document designed to assist users of CCDC 3 - 1998.
A guide document designed to assist users of CCDC 5A - 2010.
A guide document designed to assist users of CCDC 18 - 2001 Civil Works Contract.