Format: Form of appointment
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Date Published: 01/09/2020
Fully revised and updated to align with the 2020 edition of the RIBA Plan of Work, the RIBA Principal Designer Professional Services Contract is for the appointment of a Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015 and is suitable for commissions procured on any form of procurement for simple, non-complex, commercial projects of any value, in which the works will be carried out using forms of building contract, such as the RIBA Standard or Concise Building Contract, the JCT Minor Works Building Contract or the JCT Intermediate Building Contract.
The RIBA Principal Designer Professional Services Contract is not suitable for the appointment of a Principal Designer on non-commercial work undertaken for a consumer client, such as work done to a client’s home. Domestic projects are subject to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and in such cases the RIBA recommends the use of the RIBA Domestic Professional Services Contract, which includes the provision for the Architect or Consultant to undertake Principal Designer duties as set out in the CDM Regulations 2015.