CICA Activities

CICA Activities

CICA activities mainly aim at contributing to the expansion of the infrastructure market by promoting the constitution of a pipeline of projects of resilient infrastructures, but also improving the contractual and financial security of contractors and disseminating technical, managerial, environmental and social innovations.

CICA is engaged in a continued dialogue with contractors as well as with international organizations and financial institutions, representatives from civil society and think tanks involved in the construction and infrastructure sector and the specialized press. CICA encourages exchanges and cooperation between its Members and Friends.

CICA is committed to a comprehensive, coordinated and ordered approach and has set up working groups to deliver analyses, proposals and position papers to address the contractors concerns at worldwide level on the following topics:

  • Budgetary: cost/benefit studies; Value for Money/socioeconomic studies, budget impact allowing a better planning, prioritization and selection of projects by Public authorities;
  • Financial: modes and sources of funding, innovative fixtures, operational declination of the concepts of funding and financing;
  • Technical: principles and methodology to complete technical studies, preliminary and detailed design, project preparation (Well-Prepared Projects);
  • Institutional: general principles, organization of Public authorities in light of the multiple interactions generated by the study, the decision to undertake the Procurement, construction and operation / maintenance of infrastructure, Procurement rules;
  • Legal: definition and implementation of standards, norms; the various laws and regulations governing infrastructures, fight against corruption;
  • Contractual: Model Contract/templates, clauses, fair execution of contracts, prevention and settlement of disputes;
  • Organizational: improvement, adaptation and elaboration of new methodologies, procedures, instruments, controls;
  • Operational: driving and controlling projects, cooperation between MNEs and SMEs, training of local staff during the implementation and operation/maintenance of projects.
  • Developmental: role and responsibilities of construction companies in development, conditions precedent to investment by construction companies in developing countries.