We use ConsensusDocs documents whenever and wherever possible. We’ve found them to be clear, fair to all parties, and well-accepted by our clients. The content of the documents addresses all of the issues which are typically required for a good working relationship, without adding unnecessary complexity. Whether documenting the agreement between an Owner and Contractor, an Owner and Construction Manager, an Owner and Design-Builder or a Design-Builder and Design Professional, the ConsensusDocs work very well. We also use their performance and payment bond forms for all of our subcontractor bonds.
Throughout our experience in using these documents, and we’ve used them for a number of years now, we have yet to encounter a situation where the documents failed to provide proper documentation of the contractual relationship. We recommend their use to all of our clients.
I recommend ConsensusDocs to all NSA and ASM members, and to all project participants seeking a fair and balanced contract. ConsensusDocs contracts are the only industry-standard contracts drafted and vetted by representatives from all industry stakeholder groups. As such, you can be assured that the roles, responsibilities and liabilities have been allocated in the best interests of the project versus any one party. As with any contract, the parties will need to make project-specific changes to the contract, but ConsensusDocs provides a solid contractual foundation that helps save time and money. And, with ConsensusDocs’ focus on facilitating project success via direct communications, advanced conflict resolution processes and so much more, parties are empowered to spend their time and energy on building projects and relationships versus unproductive silos and fighting one another at every intersection.