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Section 1
Categories of Service...

Section 2
Fee Basis Options...

Section 3
Special Services and Conditions...

Section 4
Disbursements...

Appendix A
Costs of Engineering...

Appendix B
Example Hourly Rate Calculations...

Appendix C
Categories of Service 3 and 4...

 

 
Section 1
Categories of Service

 

1.0 INTRODUCTION

For the purpose of determining an appropriate fee basis, consulting services for general engineering projects are divided into the following categories:

1. Consultative and Advisory Services
2. Pre-Design Services
3. Detailed Design Services
4. Contract Administration and Engineering Review During Construction
5. Resident Engineering During Construction
6. Post Construction Services

1.1 CATEGORY 1 CONSULTATIVE AND ADVISORY SERVICES

Examples of this category are:

1. Expert testimony
2. Appraisals and valuations
3. Investigations (failures, accidents, etc.)
4. Rate structure and tariff studies
5. Inspection, testing or other services concerning the collection, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of data and information leading to specialized conclusions and recommendations

1.2 CATEGORY 2 PRE-DESIGN SERVICES

These consist of services to establish requirement for design, including but not limited to:

1. Investigation
2. Exploration
3. Survey, soil investigation and other testing
4. Analysis of conditions or methods of operation, economic analysis, analysis of location of the project, and similar matters undertaken to establish the sizes, capacities, locations, methods of operation and other principal features which form the basis for the design of a proposed project
5. Preparation of preliminary estimates

1.3 CATEGORY 3 DETAILED DESIGN SERVICES

These services follow the establishment of project requirements described in Category 2 and consist of the preparation of engineering designs, drawings, specifications and contract documents. They generally include the following:

1. Preparation of preliminary sketches, resolution of detailed problems, equipment selection and development of specification notes
2. Preparation of detailed calculations, design drawings and specifications
3. Preparation of detailed estimates of the cost of the work and completion schedules
4. Tender call
5. Assistance and advice to the Client during tender call including tender evaluation and award

1.4 CATEGORY 4 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND
ENGINEERING REVIEW DURING CONSTRUCTION

These services consist of contract administration and periodic field visits during the construction period following the award of contract. They include the following:

1. Administration of the contract
2. Review of shop drawings as provided for in the terms of the construction contract documents
3. Periodic visits to the site by the Consultant or authorized representative to familiarize himself generally with the progress and quality of the work
4. Construction progress reports to the Client
5. Interpretation of contract documents as required by the Contractor or Client
6. Examination of progress claims for the purpose of approving progress payments
7. Final review of construction and issue of Completion Certificate

This service is distinct and separate from the services provided by field personnel and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for, or assumption of the responsibilities of Resident Engineering services.

 

1.5 CATEGORY 5 RESIDENT ENGINEERING DURING
CONSTRUCTION

These services consist of supplying resident staff on the project to determine if the Contractor is carrying out the work in general conformance with the contract documents, and to assist in administering the contract. If required by the Client, Resident Engineering services should include the recording of all details of construction for the preparation of record drawings.

Resident Engineering services may include items such as:

1. Survey layout and construction staking where this is not a Contractor responsibility

2. Quantity measurement and records

3. Inspection of construction for compliance with the drawings and specifications and communication with:

the Contractor regarding deficiencies in the work

the Consultant representative responsible for Contract Administration and Engineering Review During Construction

the Client regarding matters of direct interest or concern

4. Records of changes from design arising during construction

5. Field resolution of construction problems and administration of extra work in consultation with the Client representative

The services described above do not include the direction of Contractor personnel in methods, scheduling or equipment selection except as may be specifically prescribed in the contract documents, since these are normally a Contractor responsibility.

1.6 CATEGORY 6 POST CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

The services in this Category vary in scope and detail according to the needs of the Client and should be described in the scope of the assignment.

They include but are not limited to:

1. Commissioning and start-up assistance

2. Preparation of Operation Manual

3. Preparation of record drawings

4. Determination of deficiencies during the guarantee period and final acceptance documentation at its expiry

 


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