Section 15: Consulting Engineer Fees
The “percentage of the cost of relocation” method of computing fees is no longer acceptable.
The fee must be either a lump sum, cost per unit of work, cost plus a fixed fee, or specific rate.
The contract should define services to be accomplished during the preliminary, design, and/or construction phase.
The basis for determining the fee should be established, and a lump sum or maximum amount payable should be specified.
The cost of consultant engineering services performed under existing written continuing contracts is acceptable when it is demonstrated that such work is performed regularly for the utility in its own work and the costs are reasonable.