“This standard agreement will allow municipalities to do business more efficiently with consulting engineers,” said Reg Russwurm, president of MEA. “The proposal will save small municipalities a lot of time and costs for establishing a contract.” The Consulting Engineering sector is one of the few professional service providers that allows clients to impose the conditions under which they offer their services. The two associations worked together to revise and update the 2006 version of the agreement so that municipalities could use a contract that was up to date with the current business landscape. “The standard agreement is based on the principles of partnership and fairness,” said Barry Steinberg, CEO of the provincial engineering group. “It symbolizes a collaborative approach to creating a favorable business environment for both clients and consulting engineers.”