The ACA publishes its own contracts and is proud to work in partnership with Kings College London, in the development and promotion of collaborative and partnering contracts. The page below provides further information on these contracts, as well as detail on all types of contracts available through the ACA.



The ACA has launched its electronic contracts portal. Eventually all contract documents produced by the ACA will be available to purchase as fillable PDF’s from this site.

We recommend you have a paper copy of the relevant Guide to your contract as well as a copy of the Pricing Guide, both of which will provide information to help you complete the contracts. We do not provide legal advice and you should refer to your advisers for technical advice for completing the contract. If you need to add more signatory boxes to your contracts at a later date, please contact us on: and we will be happy to provide you an amended watermarked contract with more signature spaces than originally purchased through the portal.

Currently Fillable Publication available are;

  • Framework Alliance Contract FAC-1
  • TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract
  • PPC2000 (Amended 2013)
  • TPC2005 (Amended 2008)
  • Italian FAC-1
  • Spanish FAC-1


Additionally, the ACA offers the opportunity to purchase licences for the use of FAC-1, TAC-1, PPC2000 and TPC2005 contracts. The contract is provided in Word document format with a bespoke cover including your project or framework title. The Word document enables you to make amendments and create a tailored version of the contract for your project or framework. For further information, please contact us: .

Please see our terms and conditions of trading ACA Publication purchase T & Cs 2014



To help you understand some of our key contracts and documents, we have produced some downloadable tasters of our contracts.

See a full list of contract amendments here.


The ACA recommends the following as best practice guidance: incorporation of terms by reference:-

1. Ensure you complete and sign an appropriate and current Standard Form of Agreement / Contract at the outset.

This should prevent misunderstandings on what has been agreed.

2. Agree the scope of services within the Agreement / Contract with the Client. Clarify what is included and the cost.

This should avoid the risk of unlimited liability.

3. Consider the effect of any proposed amendments to the Standard Form and ensure you take appropriate legal advice.

Avoid jeopardising good working relationships.

4. Ensure all terms of any agreement / contract are clearly set out and that none are “incorporated by reference” as these will not appear within what you sign.

If necessary ensure terms of agreement are signed separately.

Don’t waste time and avoid costly disputes