Conditions of Engagement

1999 Edition Contents

Introduction ||  Part 1: General || Part 2: Basic Services
Part 3: Fees for Basic Services || Part 4: Other Services
Part 5: Abandoned works || Part 6: Reimbursables

NOTE:  It is advisable to read clauses in the context of the Section as a whole in which they appear and essential to read sub-clauses in conjunction with the main clause to which they are related.

Introduction

Members may not work speculatively nor compete with one another in respect of fees. Where a prospective client is considering the engagement of one of a number of firms the members concerned may give guidance on the engagement of architects but shall not submit estimates of fees for competitive purposes except in accordance with the UIA Guidelines for Quality Based Selection of Consultants using the two envelope system of proposals.

Members of the TTIA are governed by the Code of Professional Conduct adopted by the Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects which determines their relationship with the public and their professional colleagues.

It is the duty of members to uphold and apply the following Conditions of Engagement. The engagement of a member shall therefore be in accordance with these Conditions.

Members may not work speculatively nor compete with one another in respect of fees. Where a prospective client is considering the engagement of one of a number of firms the members concerned may give guidance on the engagement of Architects but shall not submit estimates of fees for competitive purposes except in accordance with the two envelope system of proposals.

Members working outside of Trinidad and Tobago shall apply these Conditions wherever they are recognised, members shall apply the locally recognised scale or, in the absence of such a scale, in accordance with the International Code of Ethics and protocols for practice in a host nation prepared by the International Union of Architects (UIA).