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CCDC releases service contract for consulting engineers

It marks the first time CCDC has issued a contract specifically for consulting services.

January 14, 2021  By CCE

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The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) has introduced a new standard service contract to ensure fairness and balance between consulting engineers and project owners.

Released last month, CCDC 31 – 2020 Service Contract Between Owner and Consultant was originally adapted from an Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC-Canada) document, then updated to better align it with CCDC’s own terms, principles and other existing documents. It marks the first time CCDC has issued a contract specifically for consulting services.

CCDC 31 outlines the scope of duties for a consulting engineer’s professional services with Schedule A. It also contains provisions addressing roles and responsibilities of both parties, insurance requirements and dispute resolution.

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The contract can support a variety of types of remuneration, including fixed fees, fees based on the value of work, fees based on time-based rates or any combination thereof. CCDC 31 is a standard template that can be customized with supplementary general conditions to meet a client’s or consultant’s own needs.

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