EJCDC® E‑570, Agreement between Engineer and Subconsultant for Professional Services, is intended for use by an engineering firm (“Engineer”) to delegate a portion of its project design or other professional services to another engineering firm (“Subconsultant”).
E-570 is suited best to projects in which the prime agreement between Engineer and Owner is based on EJCDC® E‑500, Agreement between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services, or on one of the other EJCDC Owner-Engineer agreement forms. As with past editions of E-570, the contents and structure of the document are closely coordinated with E-500. The two documents use consistent terminology and wording whenever possible. Despite this strong linkage, E-570 can be used as an Engineer-Subconsultant agreement when the prime agreement is not E-500 or another EJCDC document.
As an all-purpose professional services subagreement, E-570 can be used to delegate surveying, geotechnical, and architectural services. Users also have the option of selecting EJCDC standard subagreements for each of those specific professional services such as EJCDC® E-560, Agreement Between Engineer and Land Surveyor for Professional Services; EJCDC® E-564, Agreement Between Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer for Professional Services; EJCDC® E-568, Agreement Between Engineer and Architect for Professional Services.
As an Engineer-Consultant document, E-570 defines the terms and conditions of the relationship between the two parties, the Engineer’s responsibilities, compensation, and the period of service. It is intended to be accompanied by an exhibit specifically defining the scope of services to be provided by the Consultant.