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CEO and MEA update standard agreement for consulting engineers

November 14, 2019

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Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) are issuing an updated version of their client/engineer standard agreement for professional consulting services.

The agreement is a pro forma contract for professional services between consulting engineering firms and municipal clients that establishes mutually acceptable terms and conditions. The latest version adds terms and conditions for prompt payment and adjudication, as required by amendments to Ontario’s Construction Act.

The agreement is available as a ‘fillable’ Portable Document Format (PDF) file, enabling project-specific customization and any other necessary changes through supplementary conditions. A user’s guide is also available to clarify elements of the document.

“The update reflects the current business landscape and enables Ontario’s municipalities to engage in a balanced procurement process by setting out reasonable terms and conditions that manage risk appropriately,” explains Bruce Matthews, CEO of CEO.

“We believe this document is a useful tool for municipalities to use as a template when retaining engineering consultants for services,” says Dan Cozzi, executive director of MEA.

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