The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) develops and updates fair and objective standard documents that represent the latest and best thinking in contractual relations between all parties involved in engineering design and construction projects. The committee is made up of NSPE's Professional Engineers in Private Practice, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the American Society of Civil Engineers and involves the participation of more than 15 other professional engineering design, construction, owner, legal, and risk management organizations.
Contract Document Categories
- Contract Document Sets
- Public Private Partnership
- Other Documents, Commentaries, and Guides
2016 Edition of the Design-Build Family of Documents
Available for immediate download from Shop NSPE, the 2016 edition of design-build documents includes:
- NEW! Guide to Request for Qualifications—Design-Build Project (D-110)
- NEW! Guide to Request for Proposals—Design-Build Project (D-111)
- NEW! Price Proposal Form—Design-Build Project (D-425)
- Agreement between Owner and Owner’s Consultant (D-500)
- Agreement between Design-Builder and Engineer (D-505)
- NEW! Agreement between Owner and Design-Builder for Progressive Design-Build (D-512)
- Agreement between Owner and Design-Builder (Stipulated Price) (D-520)
- NEW! Construction Subcontract for Design-Build Project (D-523)
- NEW! Agreement between Owner and Design-Builder (Cost-Plus) (D-525)
- NEW! Teaming Agreement to Pursue Joint Business Opportunity for Design-Build Project (D-580)
- Design-Build Performance Bond (D-610)
- Design-Build Payment Bond (D-615)
- NEW! Design-Builder’s Application for Payment (D-620)
- Standard General Conditions of the Contract between Owner and Design-Builder (D-700)
- NEW! D-800, Guide to the Preparation of Supplementary Conditions (Design-Build) (D-800)
- NEW! Work Change Directive—Design-Build Project (D-940)
- NEW! Change Order—Design-Build Project (D-941)
Public Private Partnership ("P3") Agreement
EJCDC P3-508 Public Private Partnership ("P3") is for use by government entities to finance, construct, maintain and provide public improvements and services. P3-508 is a resource for use in jurisdictions that allow for the procurement of improvements and services through P3 relationships. P3-508 was developed with the flexibility to allow the user to select specific construction, financing, O&M and funding terms to be used in finalizing the P3-508 form agreement. The agreement also provides flexibility to allow for differences in statutes, regulations, financing requirements, and to cover various forms of services or improvements.
2014 edition of E-570
The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee has released the 2014 edition of E-570, the Agreement Between Engineer and Consultant for Professional Services.
The update was completed with an eye to last year’s revision of EJCDC’s construction documents, the C-series. The document sets the terms for delegating to a consultant a portion of services as specified in a prime engineering agreement, like E-500, the Agreement Between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services. The scope allows for both engineering as well as related services, including landscape architecture.
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Other EJCDC Resources
- Recent Court Decisions Relevant to Contract Documents (PDF)
- Significant Legal and Legislative Actions (PDF)
- EJCDC Instructions for Use and License Agreement (PDF)
The New AIA and ConsensusDOCS
Beware the Differences: The Professional Services Agreements (PDF)
Beware the Differences: The Construction Agreements (PDF)
Benefits of EJCDC Contracts
Each EJCDC contract document is prepared by experienced engineering design and construction professionals, owners, contractors, professional liability and risk management experts, and legal counsel.
- Created and peer-reviewed by experienced industry experts
- Reduced conflict and litigation
- Balanced and fair provisions
- User-friendly and easily customizable
EJCDC Educational Webinars
What are the principal advantages of using EJCDC standard documents?
EJCDC documents reduce the potential for errors, omissions, redundancies, or conflicts in construction docs. All documents are fully coordinated and integrated. The documents provide for industry-accepted distribution of risk among project participants. Familiarity with these documents by both the Bidder/Contractor may result in improved prices bid to Owner.
The documents are updated approximately every five years to reflect industry trends, court decisions, and changes in applicable laws and regulations.
They are suitable for public works and private sector.
Finally, EJCDC documents are less expensive than alternate standard documents and are created in user friendly MS Word format. In short, EJCDC documents are the most-thorough and best-organized standard documents available.