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MEA / ACEC-Ontario, Standard Form of Agreement

April 5, 2021

May 4th 2021
10:00am to 11:00am (EST)
Registration: CLICK HERE


The MEA and ACEC-Ontario have jointly crafted a standard form of agreement for use between a municipality and a consulting engineering firm for the provision of professional consulting engineering services. 

This webinar is intended to provide an overview of the key terms and conditions in the Agreement, and provide some history regarding its development and use.  First developed in the 1980s, the Agreement has been updated over the years to remain current and reflective of the issues and regulatory requirements of the day.  The Agreement appropriately balances the interests of the client municipality and the consulting engineer service provider, and is recommended for use on a broad range of project types. 

This webinar will be of interest to engineering and procurement staff within municipalities, and to consulting engineering firms serving municipal clients.


  1. What is the MEA / ACEC-Ontario Standard Agreement?  When should it be used?
  2. History of the Agreement
  3. Recent updates to the Agreement (e.g., Construction Act compliance re: invoicing and prompt payment)
  4. Important Details in the Agreement:
    1. Payment Basis
    2. Intellectual Property
    3. Indemnification
    4. Insurance
    5. Force Majeure
    6. Dispute Resolution
  5. User Guide
  6. Where to find the Agreement
  7. Q&A

May 4th 2021
10:00am to 11:00am (EST)
Registration: CLICK HERE