Since the decision of C.L. Maddox, Inc., design professionals have included language in their design-build-teaming agreements that delegate the design professional`s responsibility for the contractor`s reliance on the design professional`s proposal phase services. An example of such a language is that you use this strategy when the cost of the response is high and the likelihood of it occurring is low, or if the benefits do not outweigh the related efforts. To deal with this risk, the design professional and the contractor must determine the design development required for the project, agree on the costs associated with the design professional`s effort and recall this agreement in writing. If the design professional is to provide “risk phase” services, it is possible to limit this risk – and avoid being put under pressure to increase his “at risk” investments in the proposal phase for the design project – to include a cap on the number of hours the design professional will invest on the basis of “risk” in the development of design documents. Identify whether additional risk responses need to be identified when your business is growing, as well as the number of contracts that need to be created, negotiated and managed. In fact, the average Fortune 2000 company can be involved in up to 40,000 active contracts, each with its own government, risk and application. Unfortunately, inefficient contract management can cost companies billions of opportunities and risks each year.  This document focuses on the conditions to be included in the team agreement. While some of the conditions discussed in this document should be included in the following agreement, many important provisions must be taken into account in the subsequent agreement – compensation, standard of care, etc.
– which are not discussed in detail in this document. In the recent AIA C102-2015 document, the AIA acknowledges the issue of negotiating a “subsequent agreement” and strives to make the follow-up agreement an integral part of the merger agreement. Given the costs of negotiating the follow-up agreement, only time will tell whether proponents accept and use the new AIA C102-2015 document; It should be noted, however, that AIA C102-2015 does not contain a “Flow Through” provision in its drafting.