What is the Structure of the Client/Consultant Professional Services
The agreement comprises:
• Agreement: Terms
• Annexure A: Schedule
• Annexure B: Scope
of services specific to each discipline
• Further annexures:
As required and identified in the schedule which may, inter alia, include
the relevant tariff of professional fees and schedule of disbursement
Annexure B for the following disciplines is available through PROCSA;
Architect; Civil engineer; Electrical engineer; Mechanical engineer;
Principal agent; Principal Consultant; Project manager; Quantity surveyor;
Structural engineer. A blank Annexure B template is also available for
those disciplines not yet published. A combined Matrix of these services
is also available from PROCSA.
What are the guidelines of the agreement
This agreement requires that the services be clearly set out in relation
to the scope and nature of the work being undertaken.
The services listed in Annexure B are grouped in six defined stages
common to all disciplines. In practice these stages may overlap.
The services provided by the principal consultant and the principal
agent are often carried out by a professional project manager. Where
a project manager is not specifically appointed a consultant should
be appointed to carry out such services.
Parties are advised to ensure that they are familiar with the definitions
that are provided for the text highlighted in bold.