LONDON, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has launched six new contractual agreements and schedules of services to meet the evolving legal needs of modern day project processes, utilising industry best practice to address risk management collaboration, early warnings, clear and fair payment terms, soft landings and use of BIM.
The 2017 suite of ACE Agreements results from consultation across the industry, balancing risk fairly between parties, using clear language to provide users with efficiency and certainty from project inception to completion and asset management.
Suitable for all UK jurisdictions and designed for all types of prospective clients including contractor or end user, the ACE Professional Services Agreement leaps ahead of what is on the market, anticipating potential user needs through including guidance notes, provisions for bespoke supplementary clause inclusion, and a suitable form of warranty.
2017 ACE Suite Updates:
New Replaces ACE Professional Services Agreement ACE Agreement 1 and 3 (England and 2017 Scotland Editions) ACE Sub-Consultancy Agreement 2017 ACE Agreement 4 (England and Scotland Editions) ACE Schedule of Services Civil and ACE Schedule of Services Part G(d), Structural Engineering, Lead G(f) (England and Scotland Editions) Consultant ACE Schedule of Services Civil and ACE Schedule of Services Part G(a), Structural Engineering, Single G(f) (England and Scotland Editions) Consultant or Non-lead Consultant ACE Schedule of Services MEP ACE Schedule of Services Part G(b), Engineering, Lead Consultant G(c ) and G(e) (England and Scotland Editions) ACE Schedule of Services MEP ACE Schedule of Services Part G(b), Engineering, Single Consultant or G(c ) and G(e) (England and Scotland Non-lead Consultant Editions)
On the new Schedules of Services, Matt Heaman LLP states:
"I am pleased to have contributed as a member of ACE's Schedule of Services working group. We shaped the schedule of services to align with the current RIBA Plan of Work and BIM usage. The schedules are now clear on what a consultant needs to do and deliver at each work stage, providing prompts for discussing additional duties and incorporates clauses covering Soft Landings."
On the new suite, Sir Vivian Ramsey states:
"The approach taken in the new Professional Services Agreement, which is also reflected in the other documents, makes this new suite of agreements an essential part of regulating obligations and avoiding disputes. It will be welcomed by consultants and clients alike."
SOURCE Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)