The At-Risk (CMAR) series of CMAA standard contract documents is used to establish contractual relationships between the parties when the site manager is responsible and is contractually obligated to the owner to respect the project schedule, costs and quality, as well as all other conditions set out in his contract contract. This special CM At-Risk series of four (4) CMAA documents provides each owner with the standard forms required for contractual documents defining the contractual terms of risk between the owner and CM, CM -Contractor, CM- Designer and the terms and conditions of the construction contract. These documents are adapted to the traditional method of building the design. The use of the CMAR series of CMAA contract documents is appropriate when the owner`s project is divided into separate construction and construction contracts (with one or more contractors). These documents can be used for small or large projects. DCAMM, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), Massachusetts State College Building Authority and University of Massachusetts Building Authority are exempt from the requirement to obtain prior OIG authorization for CM risk contracts; However, these exempt agencies are required to submit their cm-risk procedures to the IGO for verification and approval. The ENDANGERed CM may also highlight some points that should also be considered. This type of project presentation method may not work properly for smaller projects. In the early stages of the project and prior to the implementation of the GMP, there are sometimes uncertainties about the scope of the work included in the GMP.
The CM at risk is the one who worked as a consultant during the pre-development phase and is now more of a manager and guardian. It is possible that the owner also wishes to transfer additional responsibilities to the CMAR. In the early stages of a project, the CM at risk will focus on cost control and schedule coordination, but once the project is launched, its role will focus on design, structure and execution issues. In many cases, the use of a CMAR project can avoid delays and reduce project completion time and costs. The CMAR works closely with the designer and the owner to determine the desired “Bid packages” for all aspects of the project, from elements such as landscaping and architectural finishes to process equipment, mechanical and electrical disciplines. Because the CMAR is financially threatened, they have the opportunity to select pre-qualified subcontractors who, although not low bidders, offer superior quality and can complete their share of work on time. In October 2009, the Agency submitted a legal report on the alternative cm method for the provision of risks. The study gives public owners an interest in using M.G.L.c 149A with valuable data, procedural information, acquired knowledge and practical advice. It is at this stage of the project that the “at risk” part of CMAR comes in.
The CMAR sets up a GMP largely based on subcontractor offers as well as contingencies and certificates. The CMAR then discloses the project costs on the basis of the project, but is financially responsible if the project exceeds this amount. When the project is completed for less than the GMP, there is usually a cost-sharing agreement. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has developed model contracts for Owner Project Management And Design Services for CM risk projects. The commitment of a dangerous CM offers several advantages to the owner. Many aspects of project risk execution are forwarded to the CMAR, which reduces the potential overall risks to the owner.