Project management agreement and conditions of engagement

Published 1992

This document has been designed as a model agreement and conditions of engagement for use by client and project managers. The project manager is regarded as an independent professional, but there are differences of opinion as to the responsibilities he or she has and the services he or she provides.

This agreement has been written on the basis of the generally recognised situation in the construction industry where the person or company in the position of project manager coordinates other consultants appointed directly by the client. A distinction between project management and project co-ordination is made by RICS Insurance Services Limited (RICSIS). If the project manager appoints other consultants, RICSIS defines the service as project management. If the client appoints other consultants, the service is defined as project co-ordination. It is to be used in conjunction with Memorandum of agreement between client and project manager and conditions of engagement also presented here.