Prepared by the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).
CMAR-525, Work Authorization, is a form used to authorize Work Packages in accordance with the Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager at Risk. Each Work Authorization details what is to be purchased or constructed (the Work Package), how and how much the CMAR will be paid for completion of the authorized Work, and when the authorized Work is to be completed. Each fully executed Work Authorization is a Contract Document that is essential to the scope of the Work, CMAR’s compensation, and the time for completion.
The EJCDC Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) document series is intended for projects in which the owner retains a construction manager at risk (CMAR) to provide preconstruction services and then construct the project. The Construction Manager at Risk method of delivering projects evolved from traditional design-bid-build by involving the construction contractor early in the project. The new EJCDC CMAR Series is suitable for both public and private work. The series features several documents used for the project owner’s selection of the CMAR, such as a model Request for Qualifications, Statement of Qualifications, and Request for Proposals. The CMAR Series is offered for those projects where an alternative is appropriate—most notably when construction expertise is needed during the design phase, and fast-tracking of work packages will allow for early completion and cost-effective construction. The 2023 CMAR documents are modeled after their industry-standard counterparts in the EJCDC 2018 Construction Series documents, but have been customized to address the nuances of a CMAR project.
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.
EJCDC documents are delivered in Microsoft Word format (file extension *.docx) and sometimes Microsoft Excel format (file extension *.xlsx). Microsoft Word and Excel are required if you wish to edit the files.