Cost Analysis of A&E Consultant Contracts

A cost analysis is an evaluation of each cost element, including profit and fee’s, of a consultant cost proposal to allow you the opportunity to reach an agreement at a fair and reasonable price. Watch this 2 minute video in our Selected Shorts Video Series for information on performing a cost analysis. Watch Video. To view … Read moreCost Analysis of A&E Consultant Contracts

A&E On-Call Contract Video Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance, with assistance from the California Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center, just posted 4 videos to help local agencies with Architectural and Engineering On-Call Contracts. The choice of video topics was based on Exhibit 10-C review issues, most asked questions since 10/1/17, and user group suggestions. Check out the new … Read moreA&E On-Call Contract Video Training

Safe Harbor Rate and Evaluation Program Extended Indefinitely

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS  Beginning in July 1, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated a Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation program for Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consulting firms involved in federal-aid highway funded projects in 12 designated states, including California. The FHWA … Read moreSafe Harbor Rate and Evaluation Program Extended Indefinitely

Hiring a Consultant in a Management Support Role

Do you know how to procure a consultant in a management support role?  Watch this 2 minute video in our Selected Shorts Video Series for information on the steps you need to follow to stay in compliance. Watch Video To view other Video Selected Shorts and additional A&E training and information, visit Consultant Selection and Procurement

Caltrans Training on A&E On-Call Contracts

Join Caltrans and the California LTAP Center for a 1-day class on Procuring A&E On-Call Contracts. Specific topics you will learn include: On-Call Contracts in general DBE Goal Setting Cost Analysis Simplified Acquisition Procedure Upcoming Training Dates and Locations Caltrans District 3 April 25th, 9am – 3pm 703 B Street, Sierra Nevada Room, Marysville, CA 95901 … Read moreCaltrans Training on A&E On-Call Contracts

Training on Financial Document Requirements for A&E Firms Contracting with Local Agencies

Watch Caltrans Audits and Investigations (A&I) recently released training module on Financial Document Requirements for Architectural and Engineering Firms on Local Government Contracts. In this video, A&I discusses the financial document review process, which focuses on the review of indirect cost rates (ICR) as required by the Federal Highway Administration, to help you understand the review process … Read moreTraining on Financial Document Requirements for A&E Firms Contracting with Local Agencies

Request for Volunteers to Develop Guidance on Vehicle Costs on A&E Contracts

Caltrans Independent Office of Audits and Investigations (A&I) is in its beginning stages of developing guidelines on how Architectural and Engineering firms should support vehicle costs on contracts with Local Agencies and with Caltrans.  We are looking for one or two representatives from local agencies to participate in a planning meeting with other stakeholders to … Read moreRequest for Volunteers to Develop Guidance on Vehicle Costs on A&E Contracts

Policy Update: New Process for Reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of A&E firms Contracting with Local Agencies

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is implementing a new process for reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms contracting with local agencies.   As part of the process, A&E firms will now be required to submit to local agencies certain financial documents to support their Indirect Cost Rates. Training on the new … Read morePolicy Update: New Process for Reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of A&E firms Contracting with Local Agencies

Webinar on A&E Consultant Contract Compliance

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is hosting an online webinar on Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Compliance. The revised Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Form 10-C Consultant Contract Reviewer’s Checklist will be introduced accompanied by the new procedure. This new procedure went into effect October 1, 2017, requiring all agencies to obtain acceptance of … Read moreWebinar on A&E Consultant Contract Compliance