Conditions of Engagement
A common name for the terms of contract between consultant and client. They usually include the following:
1. Consultants' Responsibility and Authority: Service (cost, time and scope), authority, variations to design, variations to cost or time, stages of service, secondary consultants, specialist contractors and suppliers, inspections.
2. Clients' Responsibilities: Client's instructions, site particulars and specialized counselling submissions, client's representative, secondary consultants appointed by client.
3. Fee Conditions: Progress payments, overtime, changes in instructions, protracted services, review charges, special contracts, records.
4. Other Conditions: Ownership of documents, copyright, termination assignment, insurances, disputes.