Appointee

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    UK BIM Alliance responding to the inconsistency between current  guidance of CIC BIM Protocol, Second Edition 2018 and ISO 19650 Framework published updated Information protocol to support BS EN ISO 19650-2 the delivery phase of assets (Framework). The publication recognized the need for incorporation of new terms used in contract law, namely : ‘Appointor’ and ‘Appointee’. The meaning of the terms in relation to ISO 19650 Framework is shown in Table 1

Table 1- Framework terms Appointee

Framework TermISO 19650 Termmeaning
AppointeeLead Appointed party or
Appointed Party
party being appointed

Example: the Tier 1 appointed buy the Client or Task Team sub-contractor appointed by Tier 1

To establish if a specific party is an Appointee or the Appointor, it is necessary to determine where the party sits in the supply chain. For example, the Lead Appointed Party will be the:

  • Appointee in the Tire 1 contract

i.e., Appointing Party and Lead Appointed Party, and

  • Appointor in the sub-contract

i.e., between Lead Appointed Party and Appointed Party [1]

[1] UK BIM Framework, 2020. Information protocol to support BS EN ISO 19650-2 the delivery phase of assets.

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