EJCDC® D-580, Teaming Agreement to Pursue Joint Business Opportunity for Design-Build Project is a new contract document for use by design-build firms that wish to work with an engineering firm to pursue a design-build opportunity. The design-build and engineering firms commit to a design services agreement if the proposal is successful.
EJCDC published the new D-580 agreement recognizing that, in many cases, working together as a team will substantially increase and enhance the likelihood of being selected to provide design-build services. The new EJCDC® D-580 Teaming Agreement to Pursue Joint Business Opportunity for Design-Build Project provides the basic structure for combining forces to prepare and submit proposals to provide professional design-build services, and addresses important risk and cost allocation issues.
D-580 sets forth the Team Goal of the design-builder winning, accepting, and formally entering into the design-build contract, and then entering into a design contract with its engineering teammate. If the Design-Build Team is successful in reaching the Team Goal, then D-580 seamlessly meshes with EJCDC® D-505, Subagreement between Design-Builder and Engineer for Professional Services, as the controlling professional services subagreement.