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Questions related to Civil Engineering Contracts, using FIDIC or other Conditions of Contract, concerning Procurement procedures and documents (pre-qualification, tendering and contracting) and Services/ Works Contracts implementation matters including Determinations, Payments, Time Extensions, VOs, Claims/Disputes. Additionally, questions related to dealing with International Financing Institutions. Can also answer questions in Romanian. Can not answer improperly formulated questions.

Experience in the area

Over 20 years of experience in the field of design, works supervision, construction, management of aid funds and technical assistance for various types of contracts implementation, including severe conflictual contractual situations leading to Claims and disputes. Claims/ Contract management, Disputes adjudication, Arbitration.


Member of Romanian Professional Association of Roads and Bridges; Listed on President's List of Adjudicators of Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers Former member of the Disputes Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) of United States – nominee on DRBF President’s Disputes Board Members List and of DRBF Chapter for Eastern Europe Former member of Polish Association of Consulting Engineers (SIDiR) – nominee on SIDiR President’s Disputes Board Members National List Member of “” volunteers pool Member of the "Constructions Disputes Resolution Services” International Panel of Construction ADR Specialists" of United States


- Graduate in 1994 the Construction Institute - Graduate of several FIDIC,Procurement and other courses - Graduate of first Disputes Board Members Mentoring Scheme ( - FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator

Past/Present Clients

- Several State organisations/Ministries , such as Ministry of Transport, National Admistration of Roads, Ministry of Regional Development (former Ministry of European Integration), Public Works and Housing, Central Contracting and Financing Unit in Romania and also in Turkey, Croatia and Macedonia - Numerous Western based private consultancy companies - full CV and other relevant information available at

What do you like about this subject?

The challenges raised by the questioneers, from various parts of the globe, from various fields of construction, from minor home works to large infrastructure projects.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Exercise my knowledge while helping others.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It's not always the way you thought it is.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Look at it again!

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Fungai10/26/16101010Well answered.
Alemu10/25/16101010Dear Florin, As usual, I am deeply .....
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Recent Answers from Florin NICULESCU

2016-10-26 Tender documents:

Hello Fungai,      Thank you for your question.    Normally, there should be a clear list, depending on the PROCUREMENT RULES you are using.    Normally, each development bank/ donor are having their own

2016-10-25 Arbitration:

Dear Wong,      Thank you for your question    According to FIDIC Conditions of Contract, there is no time limit for triggering an arbitration, but there may be under the applicable law, as in most jurisdiction

2016-10-24 Employer's Risks:

Hello Alemu,      Welcome back, thank you for your new question. Indeed long time since I did not hear from you.    In which country is the project?    What do you mean "The Main Contract has also been

2016-10-23 Cost saving in case of Lump sum:

Dear Khaled,      Thank you for your new question, I am glad if I can help.    According to the Contract, the Contractor had to supply certain items, as described in the Contract, regardless how many staff

2016-10-23 The Use of Prioritisation of Contract Documents:

Dear Shantha,      Thank you for your question.    Not sure where did you come from with that interpretation, Sub-Clause 1.5 states it cristal clear: "the priority of the documents shall be in accordance


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