Fully revised and updated to align with the 2020 edition of the RIBA Plan of Work, the RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract is for the appointment of an Architect or Consultant and provides comprehensive contract terms suitable where the Architect/Consultant undertakes a commission for architectural services on projects using a traditional form of procurement. The RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract is an agreement with a business client or public authority and is not suitable for non-commercial work undertaken for a consumer client, such as work done to a client’s home. A contract with a consumer client is subject to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the RIBA recommends the use of the RIBA Domestic Professional Services Contract for work undertaken for a consumer client.The RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract is not suitable for the appointment of the Principal Designer under the CDM regulations 2015 and the RIBA recommends that an RIBA Principal Designer Professional Services Contract is used.
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