The 2020 editions of EJCDC E-500 and 2020 editions of EJCDC E-570 are packaged and downloaded in two parts upon purchase as two separate MSWord files: (1) the main agreement and (2) exhibitions A to J. In both documents, the main agreements and exhibitions have slightly different formatting bases. Splitting into two files allowed the EJCDC to streamline the underlying formatting in each part, making it easier for user revisions and additions. EJCDC`s E-500 is typically used to use the services of an engineer for a single specific project. It is created for the Design Bid-Build project resolution system. With minor revisions, it is suitable for the execution of design-negotiate-build projects and can be easily adapted for use in a wide range of other project resolution systems when awarding contracts for primary professional services. In response to user feedback, the EJCDC made changes to the E-500 main agreement. Users indicated that the owner`s responsibilities, unlike the extent of the engineer`s performance, generally remain constant from project to project. In addition, many public owners prefer to place the responsibilities of the owner in the main agreement itself and reserve exhibitions for certain service areas, calendars, insurance and pricing issues. In accordance with that Council, the EJCDC moved directly the content of the former Annex B, Owner`s Responsibilities, to Article 2 of the E-500 Main Agreement. EJCDC® E-570, an agreement between engineer and sub-consultant for professional services, is intended to be used by an engineering firm («engineer») to delegate part of its project or other professional services to another engineering firm («sub-consultant»). E-570 is best suited for projects in which the main agreement between the engineer and the owner is based on EJCDC® E-500, agreement between the owner and the engineer for professional services or on one of the other EJCDC Owner Engineer agreement forms. The EJCDC recognized that several key areas would benefit from more accurate and detailed treatment.
The 2020 Exhibit A updates for E-500 and E-570 add useful detail to many categories of engineering services and articulate evolving industry practices, some for the first time in a standard branch contract document. The National Society of Professional Engineers is a member-oriented, agile, forward-looking, responsive organization that serves as a recognized voice and advocate for licensed professional engineers. Through education, license representation, leadership training, multidisciplinary networking, and public relations, NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to practice engineering ethically and professionally. Founded in 1934, the NSPE manages more than 23,000 members and the public through 52 public and territorial societies and more than 400 chapters. For more information, see www.nspe.org. Since 1975, the EJCDC has been developing and updating fair and objective standard documents that constitute the most recent and best thinking in contractual relations for technical planning and construction projects. EJCDC documents are prepared by a committee of project participants, including owners, contractors, funders, lawyers, professional insurers and guarantees. EJCDC documents represent and distribute risks equitably among all parties to engineering-guided construction projects. EJCDC documents are the first choice and most user-friendly among standard documents for infrastructure and public works construction in the United States and are available to members of the National Society of Professional Engineers with a 50% discount. EJCDC documents are written specifically for public and private infrastructure projects and technical facilities in the United States.
The documents can be easily adapted to the individual objectives and regulatory requirements of each project. EJCDC documents uploaded in MSWord format can be easily edited to meet the objectives and regulatory requirements of each project. EJCDC documents are the first choice and most user-friendly among standard documents for infrastructure and public works construction in the United States….