17 Sep Design Management Agreement
The term “University Designated Administrator” means the administrator acting on behalf of the university with respect to the agreement. The management contract differs from construction management in that management contractors directly use contractors, while site managers only manage commercial contracts, contracts are placed by the customer. There are a number of opinions that believe that when a management contractor working with a cost-plus-fee agreement sues a contractor for non-performance, the management subcontractor is unable to prove loss and damages. This is because the loss is simply passed on to the customer, and therefore it is the customer who suffered the damage. This has increased the tendency of customers to demand direct guarantees from each contractor. The management contractor is usually appointed by the customer early in the design process, so their experience can be leveraged to improve the costs and constructability of proposals during development and advise on packaging (and interface risks) . . .