In addition to the known termination provisions, there are also special suspension rights. The ACE Professional Services Agreement also provides for the inclusion of tailor-made/complementary clauses if necessary for certain projects. Where it is agreed that the consultant will provide guarantees to third parties, the new edition will be provided with an appropriate form of guarantee, adapted to and in accordance with the ACE Professional Services Contract; Where appropriate, optional step-in arrangements are available. Please note that only digital versions of contracts and agreements can be purchased directly from us. Printed versions can be purchased from our partner, which construction contract collects all discounts for ACE members. ACE is also introducing new schedules of Services, adapted to the Works 2013 RIBA plan, which include new basic and optional services at each stage and can be adapted to any BIM protocol used in the project. There are a number of optional services that can be agreed. New timelines are now available for civil and structural planning, with options for single or non-lead consultant roles. These expenses will attract a wide range of users because of their emphasis on plain language.
It is user-friendly with content rearranged to offer a logical approach. There are clear rights and obligations and a fair distribution of risk between the client and the advisor. The ACE Professional Services Agreement is supported by instructions that are included. It is clear that the Professional Services Treaty, which is also reflected in the other documents, makes this new set of agreements an essential element in the regulation of obligations and the prevention of disputes. It is welcomed by both consultants and clients. A new edition of the ACE Sub-Consultancy Agreement has been introduced, which complements the ACE Professional Services Agreement. The revised agreements focused on creating a logical and user-friendly format, including a clear and fair allocation of risk between the client and the consultant. At the same time, the new agreements have raised issues that today stem from industry practices and government initiatives such as good payment practices, cooperation, risk management, BIM, dispute resolution, and soft landings initiatives.
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