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Hi John, Save the Children has developed a Construction contract template that uses FIDIC short form as basis for the main bulk of the content. We also have strict code of conduct for child safeguarding and other as annexes. Admittedly your question was for small NGO - but sharing in case it useful.

We have experienced trouble with 1. translations 2. governing law (eg Ethiopia) 3. insurance (apparently not standard in all countries) 4. lack of understanding of contract clauses. 5. updating to include the new data protection law

Prior to this, country offices were using localised standard templates, either government mandated or locally drafted. There were inconsistencies in these versions which left us open to poor contractor performance.

The process of developing the Construction Contract Template took a long time with lots of consultation with legal team and we have already had to revise it twice. This raises challenges with version control.