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The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) has
released the 2023 Construction Manager at Risk Series. The comprehensive new
series consists of 27 documents, including contracts, bonds,
contractor-procurement documents, and administrative forms, intended for use on
projects in which the owner retains a construction manager at risk (CMAR) to
provide preconstruction services and then construct the project. The new series
is available for purchase and download from EJCDC’s three sponsoring
organizations (American Society of Civil Engineers; American Council of
Engineering Companies; National Society of Professional Engineers), and from
the EJCDC website (

The Construction Manager at Risk method of delivering
projects evolved from traditional design-bid-build by involving the construction
contractor early in the project. The CMAR delivery process adds value by (1) having
the contractor involved in the design phase of the project, by performing
services such as constructability reviews, providing advice on material
availability and selection, estimating and scheduling, assessment of risk
factors and mitigating strategies, development of procurement strategies, and
organization of the work into efficient work packages; (2) taking advantage of opportunities
for early procurement of materials and equipment, especially in volatile
markets; and (3) starting construction before the design of the entire project
is complete (fast tracking).

The CMAR delivery method has been widely used on
private-sector construction projects for many years and is currently also being
used on many public-sector projects. The new EJCDC CMAR Series is suitable for both
public and private work. The series features several documents used for the
project owner’s selection of the CMAR, such as a model Request for
Qualifications, Statement of Qualifications, and Request for Proposals. The EJCDC
CMAR selection process is flexible enough to allow either a purely
qualifications-based selection, or a two-step process in which qualifications
are used to establish a short-list of qualified CMAR candidates, which are
requested to submit proposals that include prices for the CMAR Fee (which will
be applied to the Cost of the Work) and for certain defined cost categories,
such as Construction Support Costs (sometimes referred to as “general
conditions costs”). EJCDC supports the price proposal process with standard
spread sheets to be completed and submitted by the short-listed proposers.

Click here to hear from Coy Veach, Vice President at Freese and Nichols and past Chair of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) as he discusses the importance of model contracts and goes into detail on the new “Construction Manager At Risk” series of documents from EJCDC.

  • CMAR-050: Selection Procedures and Construction Contract Documents (2023)
  • CMAR-051: Letter from Owner’s Advisor’s to Owner Requesting Instructions Concerning Bonds and Insurance (2023)
  • CMAR-052: Owner’s Instructions to Owner’s Advisor Concerning Bonds and Insurance (2023)
  • CMAR-111: Advertisement of Request for Qualifications (2023)
  • CMAR-200: Request for Qualifications (2023)
  • CMAR-210: Statement of Qualifications (2023)
  • CMAR-400: Request for Proposals (2023)
  • CMAR-422: Proposal (2023)
  • CMAR-430: Proposal Bond (2023)
  • CMAR-500: Agreement between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services (When Owner Retains a Construction Manager at Risk) (2023)
  • CMAR-501: Agreement between Owner and Owner’s Advisor (2023)
  • CMAR-510: Notice of Award (2023)
  • CMAR-523: Construction Subcontract (2023)
  • CMAR-525: Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager at Risk (2023)
  • CMAR-545: Work Authorization (2023)
  • C-610: Performance Bond (2018)
  • C-612: Warranty Bond (2018)
  • C-615: Payment Bond (2018)
  • CMAR-620: Application for Payment (2023)
  • CMAR-625: Certificate of Substantial Completion of the Work (2023)
  • CMAR-626: Notice of the Acceptability of the Work (2023)
  • CMAR-700: Standard General Conditions of the Construction Manager at Risk Contract (2023)
  • CMAR-800: Supplementary Conditions of the Construction Manager at Risk Contract (2023)
  • CMAR-940: Work Change Directive (2023)
  • CMAR-941: Change Order (2023)
  • CMAR-942: Field Order (2023)
  • CMAR-943: Contract Amendment (2023)
Resource Type

Contract, EJCDC Document


January 11, 2023

Resource Link

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ACEC Member Price

$ 1350.00

Non-Member Price

$ 2700.00

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