27.06.2018

Updated Standard Consultancy Agreements

Two of the most commonly used standard agreements to engage consultants are the ACENZ / Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) Short Form Agreement (“SFA”) and the Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services (“CCCS”).

Both standard form agreements have been subject to review, and new iterations released and available for use.

The thrust of the main changes concern adding a requirement a give an ‘early warning’ (in line with a trend in the wider construction industry towards these types of early notification clauses),  updating suspension rights, providing for a quasi payment schedule procedure where the Construction Contracts Act 2002 does not apply, and updating health and safety provisions.

Click here for a more detailed discussion of the key changes in each of the new versions of SFA and CCCS.

For more information on consultancy agreements, or to discuss any aspect of construction law, please contact:

Nick Gilliesnick.gillies@heskethhenry.co.nz or +64 9 375 8767

Christina Bryantchristina.bryant@heskethhenry.co.nz or +64 9 375 8789

Helen Macfarlanehelen.macfarlane@heskethhenry.co.nz or +64 9 375 8711

Sarah Holdernesssarah.holderness@heskethhenry.co.nz or +64 9 375 8788

 

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