The CIC Consultants' Contract Conditions (Second Edition) is one part of the CIC Consultants' Contract (produced by the Construction Industry Council) and has been fully updated to comply with the Construction Act. The Conditions are for use by experienced clients and consultants working on major building projects. It can be used by either development clients or design and build contractor clients for the appointment of any discipline of consultant. The contract has been drafted with the aim of striking a fair balance between the interests of the client and the consultants. Where the CIC Consultants' Contract is used on a project, it should be used for the appointment of all the consultants. This will mean that all team members are subject to consistent terms, will owe the same duty of care and will be under similar obligations in respect of co-operation, sharing of information, co-ordination of design and the like. Vitally, the services team members are to provide are fully integrated by using the CIC Scope of Services. The contract is designed to be flexible enough to fit a range of construction procurement methods, including traditional, design and build, and construction management.