Prepared by the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).
CMA-500, Agreement between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services (when Owner retains a Construction Manager as Advisor), is a special-purpose edition of E-500, Agreement between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services (2020). CMA-500 is intended for use by owner and engineer when the owner has retained, or will retain, a construction manager as advisor (this formal title is typically shortened in CMA-500 to “Construction Manager” (see definition of “Construction Manager as Advisor” at Main Agreement, Paragraph 7.01.A.15) to assist owner in planning for construction and administering the construction contract. CMA-500 defines the scope of the engineer’s role and services in the context of a project in which the construction manager will also be providing services to the owner.
As noted on the front cover of this document, CMA-500 is published in two parts: (1) the CMA-500 Main Agreement form, and (2) the CMA-500 Exhibits document.
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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