EJCDC P-001 Commentary on the 2019 EJCDC Procurement Documents is a free download. It is intended to provide users of the EJCDC Procurement (P-Series) documents with additional background information that will facilitate the effective use of the EJCDC P-Series on projects. The Commentary provides users with an explanation of the P-Series’ intended uses, presents an overview of issues pertinent to implementing a procurement contract, and highlights and explains key provisions of various P-Series documents.
The 2019 EJCDC P-Series is comprised of 10 documents, plus this Commentary. EJCDC’s P-Series Documents are intended to be used to establish a “prime contract” between the Buyer (typically the Project Owner) and Seller. In other words, the Procurement Contract is intended as a stand-alone contract that does not exist under the umbrella of a higher-level contract.