JCT agreements, compatible with a number of standard form construction and subcontracting contracts, can be used for the designation of specialists, consultants or adjudicators, for the establishment of long-term relationships in the acquisition of regular work and for the completion of specific pre-construction work. The Professional Service Contract (PSC) is intended to order from a provider for the provision of professional services. It can be used for the appointment of project managers, project managers, designers, consultants or other suppliers under NEC contracts and can also be used for the designation of suppliers for non-NEC construction projects or non-construction projects. The ACE Professional Services Agreement (EPI) is a standard form consultant published by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). This practical opinion relates to the 2017 edition (ACE published in 2009 the previous editions of the ACE agreement and related documents). The ACE EPI contains built-in instructions and is available in digital and print form. CEA also publishes other agreements, including the ACE Professional Services Agreement: Advisory, Investigatory and other services, a sub-consultancy agreement, a Short form agreement and an agreement for use by a consumer (which are not covered by this practical note). Regardless of the selection of potential advisors, the service level and appointment fee agreement generally requires the client to prepare some form of “request for proposals.” This may include: The new 2020 edition of the RIBA Concise Professional Services Contract has been fully updated, in order to comply with the revised riba work plan, and is intended for the appointment of an architect or advisor with whom the architect/advisor takes over a commission of architectural services for simple and non-complex commercial projects of any value, for which the work is carried out with traditional forms of construction contract, such as the RIBA construction contract. B.dem the JCT Minor Building Contract or the JCT construction contract.
If you are faced with a tailor-made appointment (or modification plan), talk to your professional liability insurers and look for final measures. In certain circumstances, the appointment may be made by letter or by a bespoke agreement. The NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2012 shows that approximately 40% of appointments are made with tailored agreements. Created in collaboration with the Project Management Association, Short Contract Professional Services is designed to appoint a supplier to provide professional services to small projects that do not require sophisticated management techniques. This practice note takes into account the outstanding mentions of the ECA. It also discusses the form of the safety guarantee for the use of ACE EPI and also refers to performance plans for civil engineering and civil engineering, as well as for machinery and electricity, published separately by THE CEA.