IMCA produces new contract for ROV workLegislation and Procedures // May 16, 2007
The Remote Systems & ROV Division Management Committee and Contracts Workgroup of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), working with Stronachs Solicitors of Aberdeen, have prepared the recently published “Contract for the Provision of ROV, Support Vessel and Associated Work”.
Building on industry standards to suit members’ and clients’ requirements, it has been developed to facilitate contracting between IMCA members and their clients.
“Many contractors provide services from a vessel which they do not own but have hired from the market,” explained IMCA’s chief executive, Hugh Williams. “The terms of hire are often the BIMCO Supplytime 89 uniform time charter party for offshore services vessels. The newly drawn up contract document enables contractors to pass on these vessel terms to their client and add in the terms for ROV – or associated – services. It is purely guidance; each IMCA member company is, of course, free to enter into whatever contracts it deems to be in its own interests."
“The document is designed to be flexible so that any scope of work can be inserted, not just ROV support services. In this way we believe it will also be valuable in other areas for example diving support of survey services.”
Other publications aimed at raising awareness on contracting members including: ‘IMCA contracting principles’; ‘Guidelines on identifying and assessing risk in construction contracts’; ‘Terms and conditions for survey support services’; and ‘Terms and conditions for ROV support services’.
Copies of the new contract (IMCA R 013) are available at £5 for members and £10 for non-members online from www.imca-int.com or from IMCA at 5 Lower Belgrave Street, London SW1W 0NR, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520; Fax: +44 (0)20 7824 5521; firstname.lastname@example.org.