Back to CMA-051 Construction Manager’s Letter to Owner Requesting Instructions Concerning Bonds and Insurance (Download)
Prepared by the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).
CMA-051, Construction Manager’s Letter to Owner Requesting Instructions Concerning Bonds and Insurance, presents model language for the construction manager’s use in requesting written instructions from the owner regarding bonds and insurance requirements to be included in the construction contract documents. Preparation and use of such a letter are highly recommended. Construction managers are usually not experienced with matters concerning bonds and insurance, and lack the special expertise held by risk managers and insurance/surety attorneys and consultants.
The EJCDC Construction Manager as Advisor (CMA) document series is intended for projects in which the Owner’s primary representative during construction will be the Construction Manager as Advisor (CMA). The series is an alternative to the use of the EJCDC Construction series, on projects in which the engineer that prepared the design subsequently serves as the owner’s construction contract administrator. The Construction Manager as Advisor series of documents clarify the respective roles and responsibilities of the engineer and construction manager as advisor recognizing the contributions each makes to the design and delivery of a construction project. The CMA series is comprised of contract documents, administrative forms, bonds, and bidding/procurement documents.
EJCDC includes the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Professional Engineers in Private Practice Division of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Associated General Contractors of America, and the participation of more than fifteen other professional engineering design, construction, owner, legal, and risk management organizations.
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