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Design (2009 edition, second revision) (Includes amendment sheet dated: May 2015) (Withdrawn)

ACE Agreement 1

Design (2009 edition, second revision) (Includes amendment sheet dated: May 2015) (Withdrawn)

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ACE Agreement


For the appointment of a consultant to design permanent works where the client appointing the consultant intends to employ a contractor to construct or install such permanent works.


Replaced by ACE Professional Services Agreement. Including guidance notes. 2017 edition (ACE, 2017). First published in May 2009. Amended in June 2009. Revised October 2011 - incorporating the amendments made to the Housing grants, construction and regeneration act 1996 as stated in the Local democracy, economic development and construction act 2009. Amendment sheet: May 2015 relates to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.


Publisher History

Formed 80 years ago as the Association of Consulting Engineers, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering produce the ACE Agreements and guidance material for the engineering industry.



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