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Template produced for public engineering contracts

Auckland local bodies plan to adopt a consistent approach to engaging consulting engineers, and ultimately more cost-effective contracts, after the conditions of contract for consultancy services – a standard contract template – was launched at Friday’s chief executive officers’ forum.

The template was produced by the 7 territorial local bodies, the Auckland Regional Council & the Association of Consulting Engineers.

Adam Thornton, of the engineers’ association, said applying the same standards would streamline the contracting process & provide more economical outcomes.

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