We encourage all Engineering New Zealand members to follow recognised professional practice when communicating with clients on commercial matters. To help you do this, we worked with ACE New Zealand and other key stakeholders to develop two standard contractual documents.

These are the latest versions, developed in 2017. These documents are available to members to download and use free of charge. They are subject to copyright and must not be altered.

Short Form Agreement for Consultancy Engagement

This contract suits small to medium-sized projects. 

Short Form Agreement   |  67.5 KB

Short Form Agreement Guide   |  39.5 KB

Long Form Agreement for Consultancy Engagement

This comprehensive contract suits complex work. 

Long Form Agreement   |  126.2 KB

Special Conditions Part A   |  29.9 KB

Special Conditions Part B   |  24.2 KB

Copyright conditions

These documents are copyright to Engineering New Zealand and ACE New Zealand. By downloading you accept the copyright conditions. If you change the document in any way from the original, it will no longer be a standard document and it'll be a breach of the Copyright Act 1994. The Special Conditions for the Long Form Agreement sets out additions that you can make.