RICS draft forms - Standard form of consultants appointments

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Short Form explanatory notes

Designated Services explanatory notes

Standard Form explanatory notes

The RICS consultant appointment forms for use within the construction industry and related sectors have been revised and updated and are now being issued for consultation prior to their publication later in the year. Various changes in statute, case law, construction contract publication and custom and practice within the industry, consultant firms and Client bodies have meant that a general revision to the forms was required. The format and style of the forms remains broadly the same as previously published, in that there (1) a Standard appointment document for use on construction projects of any size of value, and (2) a Short form for construction projects considered more straightforward or those of more modest value. We are also introducing a new appointment form, a Short form for Designated Services which is intended for use with the more specialist type of services, often non-construction or project related, being offered by surveyors.

Initially, they are only published in a version suitable with the legal system in England and Wales, with subsequent editions to be published and suitable for use with the Scottish and Northern Ireland legal systems.

The appointment documents are to be used with a Scope of Services document and there are separate documents prepared for each specific discipline.

All documents contain margin notes to assist with completion and each of the three appointment documents also have a separate Guide documents with full explanatory notes.


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  • Opened
    17 May 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    15 Jun 2018 at 23:59