Chapter 6: Engineering, Surveying, and Architectural Negotiated ContractsAnchor: #i999460
Section 1: OverviewAnchor: #i999466
This chapter provides standards and policy for the selection of providers of architectural, engineering, and surveying services and the negotiation and management of contracts that require a registered architect, professional engineer, or registered professional land surveyor.Anchor: #i999476
Texas Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter A, identifies engineers, architects, and land surveyors as professional services providers and provides methods used to obtain their services.
43 TAC §9.30 et seq. establishes mandatory administrative rules for selecting and awarding contracts to engineers, architects, and surveyors in accordance with Tex. Transp Code §223.041; Tex. Gov’t Code Chapter 2254, Subchapter A; 23 U.S.C. §112(b)(c); 40 U.S.C. §§ 1101-1104; and 23 CFR Part 172.Anchor: #i999491
TxDOT offers three types of contracts:
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- an indefinite deliverable (ID) contract may be used for a single project or for multiple projects. The solicitation will describe the typical work types to be performed under the contract. Anchor: #KUDPHFPD
- a specific deliverable (SD) contract may be used for a single project or for multiple projects. The solicitation will specify the specific deliverables to be provided under the contract. Anchor: #GQODWARY
- a multiphase contract may be used for a single project or for multiple projects. The solicitation will describe the services to be provided under the contract and will divide the services into phases. The specific scope of work may be established and the associated costs negotiated and authorized by phase as the project progresses. Anchor: #YSRNQCGO
- 43 TAC §9.32
For information on acquiring Landscape Architect services, refer to 43 TAC §9.80-9.89.