Who can use this Appointment?
If you are a Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, Cost Consultant or Project Manager, you can use this form of appointment when taking on work with a new client. Although the appointment is written from the professional’s point of view, it is fairly balanced and is an easy document for clients to understand.
What is this contract for?
This quantity surveyor appointment is in plain English and has a user-friendly format for the consultant to use when working with a client. The terms and conditions cover three pages but there is also a one-page version of the Terms & Conditions in small print which can be used when tendering for work.
As the scope of services is left blank, our agreement can be suitable for a variety of specialist consultants in the construction and engineering field.
What are the main issues?
Clearly, a professional consultant needs to detail the services to be provided and the fees. You also need wording to deal with additional services/fees – probably with some hourly/daily rates
Timeliness: As a professional consultant is dependent in many respects on getting information from the client so as not to delay a project, we have wording to deal with this.
Copyright belongs to the professional while the client has a licence to use the documents supplied by the professional for the purposes of the project but not for any other purpose.
Insurance: You should specify the level of professional indemnity insurance that you maintain.
Liability: our form limits the professional’s liability for negligence to the amount recoverable under their insurance policy. There is also a “net contribution” provision so as to avoid the risk of the professional becoming liable for a problem caused by some third-party on the project.
Termination: both parties have the right to terminate in certain circumstances.
What detailed terms does the contract contain?
There is a one-page form of agreement, a schedule to be completed with the services and another schedule for the fees and expenses, plus three pages of short clauses containing the terms and conditions. Here are the clause headings:
- Standard of Care
- Key Personnel
- Fees & Payment
- Assignment and Subcontracting
- Disputes and Law
For more information on each of these sections, see our Explanatory Notes which you will receive when you download the document from our website.
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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?
Yes, all ContractStore’s templates are in MS Word and you can use the contract on more than one project. For more information, watch the video on this page of our website or see our FAQs
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Contract Author – Giles Dixon
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