ACE Agreements 2009 Edition
Agreements are the industry-standard documents for the appointment of
consultancy and engineering professionals. In these new 2009 editions of
the agreements, the original principles of the ACE Agreements are
maintained but the documents have also been updated and simplified. This
means more user-friendly Agreements, offering greater versatility for
both clients and consultants.
introduced a suite of Agreements for use in Scotland in order to take
account of contract differences under Scottish law principally with
regard to executing a contract.
•Both client & consultant can tailor-make the services to match the requirements of a project.
•Sold in packs of five, the Agreements are intended to be working documents rather than separate sources of reference.
Services are now separate from the other parts of the Agreement. This
allows client and consultant to tailor the services to match the
requirements of a project, offering even more flexibility and
versatility when using ACE Agreements.
•The Memorandum has been made self-explanatory and is easier to complete.
•Agreements can accommodate any size of consultancy commission.
are now multi-functional and able to accommodate the presence of a
project manager and/or a lead consultant in the team.
client and consultant are able to introduce personnel with delegated
powers to run a project whilst at the same time leaving overall
responsibility at senior managerial level.
•A default limit of liability of ten times the fee has been introduced
•The client’s brief has been introduced into the Agreements
•A programme for undertaking the services has been introduced
•The schedule of fees has been expanded and clarified to accommodate
•Fees for additional work
•Fees for arranging work to be undertaken by others
•Payment of expenses
•Payment for collateral warranties