ACE Agreements are the industry-standard documents for the appointment of consultancy and engineering professionals.
The new ACE 2017 editions should be used on all new contracts.
The ACE 2009 edition contracts will continue to be available for the next six months to be used on existing contracts.
A new ACE
Professional Services Agreement is now available. It is up to date with
current and emerging industry practice and thinking and which includes new
provisions encouraging early warning and collaboration in the management of
risk. The Agreement and the new Schedules of Services are also designed
to enable and facilitate the use of BIM where agreed.
will attract a wide range of users given its emphasis on clear language.
It is user friendly with the content re-ordered to provide a logical
approach. There is a clarity of rights and responsibilities and a fair
allocation of risk between the client and consultant. The ACE
Professional Services Agreement is supported by guidance notes which are
Professional Services Agreement also provides for the inclusion of bespoke /
supplementary Clauses if required for particular projects. If it is
agreed that the consultant will provide any collateral warranties to third
parties, the new edition comes with a suitable form of warranty that is aligned
to and co-extensive with the ACE Professional Services Agreement; optional
step-in provisions are available if appropriate.
Professional Services Agreement is designed for all types of prospective client
including contractor or end user, and is suitable for all UK jurisdictions.
A new edition
of the ACE Sub-Consultancy Agreement has been introduced which compliments the
ACE Professional Services Agreement.
ACE is also
introducing new Schedules of Services aligned to RIBA plan of Works 2013 and
which contain new core and optional deliverables at each stage, and may fit
well with any BIM protocol which is in use on the project. There are a
range of optional services which may be agreed. New Schedules are now available
for civil and structural design with options for lead or single/non-lead