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© 2016 Enmore Consultancy Ltd. Postal address: 'Enmore Green', 852 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, RD3 Albany, Auckland 0793. NZ

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Conditions of Engagement  (intended for advisory services only, not individual training enrollments)

Enmore Consultancy Ltd carries out assignments for clients under the terms of the standard Association of Consulting Engineers NZ's "Short Form Agreement for Consultant Engagement" as revised April 2016, the text of which is reproduced below.  An original version of this agreement will be provided for signature by the Client and return prior to Enmore Consultancy Ltd any such services.

 

Agreement between:     ......................................................................................................................................................................................   ('Client')

 

and:              Enmore Consultancy Ltd  ('Consultant'), collectively referred to herein as the “Parties” and individually as a “Party”

Project:    ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

      

Location:   .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

     

Scope & nature of the Services:   .........................................................................................................................................................................................

Programme for the Services:        ........................................................................................................................................................................................

 

Fees & timing of payments:          ........................................................................................................................................................................................

Information or services to be provided by the Client:      ............................................................................................................................................

     

The Client engages the Consultant to provide the Services described above and the Consultant agrees to perform the Services for the remuneration provided above.  Both Parties agree to be bound by the provision of the Short Form Model Conditions of Engagement (overleaf), including clauses 2, 3, 10 and 11 and any variations noted below.  Once signed, this agreement, together with the conditions overleaf and any attachments, will replace all or any oral agreement previously reached between the Parties.

 

Variations to the Short Form Model Conditions of Engagement defined below:     

 

  • The Client acknowledges that the Consultant is offering the knowledge and services of skilled and experienced construction contract engineers and does not purport to be offering professional legal or specialist insurance advice, for which the Client should make other arrangements.

  • Clause 11 below is varied by deleting the words 'five times'.

 

Client authorised signatory:

Signed and name printed:      .......................................................................................................................................................................................................

    

Date signed:                              .......................................................................................................................................................................................................

    

 

Consultant authorised signatory:

Signed and name printed:      .......................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

Date signed:                              .......................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

SHORT FORM MODEL CONDITIONS OF ENGAGEMENT   (Please refer to the paragraphs above for any variations)

 

  1. The Consultant shall perform the Services as described in the attached documents.

  2. Nothing in this Agreement shall restrict, negate, modify or limit any of the Client’s rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 where the Services acquired are of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption and the Client is not acquiring the Services for the purpose of a business.

  3.  The Client and the Consultant agree that where all, or any of, the Services are acquired for the purposes of a business the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 are excluded in relation to those Services.

  4. In providing the Services the Consultant shall exercise the degree of skill, care and diligence normally expected of a competent professional.

  5. The Client shall provide to the Consultant, free of cost, as soon as practicable following any request for information, all information in his or her power to obtain which may relate to the Services.  The Consultant shall not, without the Client’s prior consent, use information provided by the Client for purposes unrelated to the Services.  In providing the information to the Consultant, the Client shall ensure compliance with the Copyright Act 1994 and shall identify any proprietary rights that any other person may have in any information provided.

  6. The Client may order variations to the Services in writing or may request the Consultant to submit proposals for variation to the Services. Where the Consultant considers a direction from the Client or any other circumstance is a Variation the Consultant shall notify the Client as soon as practicable.

  7. The Client shall pay the Consultant for the Services the fees and expenses at the times and in the manner set out in the attached documents.  Where this Agreement has been entered by an agent (or a person purporting to act as agent) on behalf of the Client, the agent and Client shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of all fees and expenses due to the Consultant under this Agreement.

  8. All amounts payable by the Client shall be paid within twenty (20) working days of the relevant invoice being mailed to the Client.  Late payment shall constitute a default, and the Client shall pay default interest on overdue amounts from the date payment falls due to the date of payment at the rate of the Consultant’s overdraft rate plus 2% and in addition the costs of any actions taken by the Consultant to recover the debt.

  9. Where Services are carried out on a time charge basis, the Consultant may purchase such incidental goods and/or Services as are reasonably required for the Consultant to perform the Services.  The cost of obtaining such incidental goods and/or Services shall be payable by the Client.  The Consultant shall maintain records which clearly identify time and expenses incurred.

  10. Where the Consultant breaches this Agreement, the Consultant is liable to the Client for reasonably foreseeable claims, damages, liabilities, losses or expenses caused directly by the breach. The Consultant shall not be liable to the Client under this Agreement for the Client’s indirect, consequential or special loss, or loss of profit, however arising, whether under contract, in tort or otherwise.

  11. The maximum aggregate amount payable, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, in relation to claims, damages, liabilities, losses or expenses, shall be five times the fee (exclusive of GST and disbursements) with a maximum limit of $NZ500,000.  

  12. Without limiting any defences a Party may have under the Limitation Act 2010, neither Party shall be considered liable for any loss or damage resulting from any occurrence unless a claim is formally made on a Party within 6 years from completion of the Services.

  13. The Consultant shall take out and maintain for the duration of the Services a policy of Professional Indemnity insurance for the amount of liability under clause11.  The Consultant undertakes to use all reasonable endeavours to maintain a similar policy of insurance for six years after the completion of the Services.

  14. If either Party is found liable to the other (whether in contract, tort or otherwise), and the claiming Party and/or a Third Party has contributed to the loss or damage, the liable Party shall only be liable to the proportional extent of its own contribution.

  15. Intellectual property prepared or created by the Consultant in carrying out the Services (“New Intellectual Property”) shall be jointly owned by the Client and the Consultant. The Client and Consultant hereby grant to the other an unrestricted royalty-free license in perpetuity to copy or use New intellectual Property. Intellectual property owned by a Party prior to the commencement of this Agreement and intellectual property created by a Party independently of this Agreement remains the property of that Party. The ownership of data and factual information collected by the Consultant and paid for by the Client shall, after payment by the Client, lie with the Client. The Consultant does not warrant the suitability of New Intellectual Property for any purpose other than the Services or any other use stated in the Agreement.

  16. The Consultant and the Client will be aware of, and comply with, any relevant obligations imposed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the “Act”). The Consultant has not and will not assume any duty imposed on the Client from time to time pursuant to the Act arising out of this engagement.  

  17. The Client may suspend all or part of the Services by notice to the Consultant who shall immediately make arrangements to stop the Services and minimise further expenditure.  The Client and the Consultant may (in the event the other Party is in material default) terminate the Agreement by notice to the other Party.    Suspension or termination shall not prejudice or affect the accrued rights or claims and liabilities of the Parties.

  18. The Parties shall attempt in good faith to settle any dispute by mediation.

  19. This Agreement is governed by the New Zealand law, the New Zealand courts have jurisdiction in respect of this Agreement, and all amounts are payable in New Zealand dollars.