MEA-CEO Standard Agreement
MEA-CEO Standard Client/Engineer Agreement for Professional Consulting Services
Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO), in partnership with the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA), has developed a Standard Client/Engineer Agreement for Professional Consulting Services.
The consulting engineering sector is one of few professional service providers that allow clients to prescribe the terms and conditions under which they offer their services. In response, the two associations have been working closely together to review and update the 2006 version of the MEA/CEO Agreement for Engineering Services so that municipalities can use a contract that is up-to-date with the present business landscape.
The updated standard agreement aims at helping Ontario’s 444 municipalities practice a fair procurement process by outlining equitable, consistent terms and conditions for both clients and consulting engineers.
The standard agreement cannot be changed except through supplementary conditions. Each municipality’s legal and purchasing departments should review the standard agreement to ensure all desired professional engineering procurement needs are addressed. CEO and MEA do not assume liability from the use of this agreement.