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CCDC 15 – 2013 Design Services Contract between Design-Builder and Consultant

What is the document?

CCDC 15 is a standard contract between the Design-Builder and Consultant to perform the Design Services required under a design-build contract between the Owner and Design-Builder.

Based on an approach similar to standard client-consultant contracts (i.e. RAIC Document Six and ACEC 31), CCDC 15 lists all the basic design services that are considered necessary in a design-build contract. These design services are listed in a Schedule, which allows flexibility for the Design-Builder and Consultant to establish the scope of services and compensation method.

CCDC 15 also includes a schedule that lists typical additional design services that the Consultant may be required to provide.

The important terms and conditions addressed in CCDC 15 include:

  • Copyright and use of documents;
  • Design-Builder’s roles and responsibilities in supplying information to the Consultant and reviewing design;
  • Consultant’s roles and responsibilities in providing Design Services, engaging Subconsultants, and coordinating Other Consultants;
  • Design to meet the Construction Budget;
  • Limitation of liability for Design Services.

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I only need certain documents, do I have to purchase the whole set?

You do not need to purchase a complete set. All CCDC documents can be purchased individually. However if you want all of the CCDC documents it is more economical to purchase a complete set rather than purchase each document individually.

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Who is included in the “etc” regarding the Commissioner section in the Statutory Declarations?

The legislation of the applicable province will set out who can take affidavits and declarations. In Ontario for example, the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act http://www.canlii.org, states who can take affidavits and declarations. Some individuals by virtue of their office are automatically entitled to do so. This includes provincial judges and Members of the Legislative Assembly, lawyers entitled to practise in the Province, and municipal councillors to name a few. The Attorney General can also appoint Commissioners pursuant to this Act, which is typically the Commissioners of Oaths present in construction associations. They will have stamps and certificates to prove their standing.