SPECIAL SERVICES AND CONDITIONS
3.0 INTRODUCTION For all special services and conditions, the Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Consultant and Client should mutually determine the appropriate fee basis to be used. The following statements reflect the principle described in Section 2 that the Time Basis should be used in circumstances where the scope of the assignment is not well defined. In circumstances where the amount of work involved in the special service can be accurately predicted, the Fixed Fee Basis is also appropriate. 3.1 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND REVIEW DURING CONSTRUCTION WHEN PERFORMED BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE PROJECT DESIGNER
The Consultant responsible for the geotechnical or materials engineering design of a project should normally be retained to provide Contract Administration and Review During Construction on behalf of the Owner or Prime Consultant as applicable. In circumstances where a Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Consultant is retained to perform these services on a project for which the drawings and specifications were prepared by others, it is recommended the fee be on a Time Basis.3.2 EXTRA WORK OR SERVICES
Services required beyond the agreed scope of assignment, or services beyond those
normally provided by geotechnical and materials engineers (ie. specialized equipment
rentals), regardless of the original basis of fee, should be negotiated on a Time Basis
and/or Fixed Fee Basis as appropriate.
Fees for the use of a design prepared by or under the supervision and control of a Professional Engineer or Architect are intended to cover one project only. Re-use of the design on subsequent projects by the same Client or by another Client requires permission by the professional member and Permit Holder who stamped the drawings (see Appendix E). Modifications to a design to accommodate different conditions encountered on subsequent projects should normally be undertaken on a Time Basis fee.
Professional liability resulting from re-use of design documents should be considered
in negotiating fees for each re-use.
If the project is abandoned or suspended, through no fault of the Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Consultant, the value of the service supplied by the Consultant should be determined on a Time Basis and should include an appropriate allowance for costs resulting from the suspension.3.6 TRAVEL TIME
Payment for Travel Time should be
negotiated taking into account the variations in circumstances from one project to
another, and included in the agreement.
A written agreement should be prepared which covers a minimum the scope of assignment, schedule of execution, basis of fee and payment conditions. A guideline for such a Client/Consultant Agreement is included in Appendix F.
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