MEA | ACEC-ONtario Standard Agreement

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Ontario (formerly known as CEO), in partnership with the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA), has developed a Standard Client/Engineer Agreement for Professional Consulting Services.

The consulting engineering sector is one of few professional service providers that allow clients to prescribe the terms and conditions under which they offer their services. The two associations have worked closely together to review and update the 2006 version of the MEA | ACEC-Ontario Agreement for Engineering Services so that municipalities can use a contract that is current with the present business landscape.

The updated standard agreement aims at helping Ontario’s 444 municipalities practice a fair procurement process by outlining equitable, consistent terms and conditions for both clients and consulting engineers.

ACEC-Ontario has updated the MEA | ACEC-Ontario Agreement for Professional Consulting Services to a fillable field format that will enable municipalities to customize the agreement for individual projects and to easily make necessary changes through supplementary conditions. ACEC-Ontario has also created a comprehensive User Guide to provide clarification and guidance to municipalities and engineers who are entering into a contractual agreement to complete professional consulting services. Each municipality’s works, legal and purchasing departments should review the standard agreement to ensure all desired professional engineering procurement needs are addressed. ACEC-Ontario and MEA do not assume liability from the use of this agreement.

Download materials:

  • Click here to dowload the Standard Agreement, with fillable fields.

  • Click here to download the User Guide.