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

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

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

New A&E 10-C Process In Effect as of October 1

Effective October 1, all Architectural & Engineering (A&E) consultant contracts require an accepted Exhibit 10-C prior to contract award per Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletin 17-02 (DLA-OB 17-02), A&E Consultant Contract Review. Please confirm you are using the updated Exhibit 10-C located on the Local Assistance Procedures Manual forms page under Chapter 10. For … Read moreNew A&E 10-C Process In Effect as of October 1

POLICY UPDATE: OB 17-02 A&E Consultant Contract Review

Office Bulletin (OB) 17-02 Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Review A completed Exhibit 10-C, A&E Consultant Contract Review Checklist, for new or amended federal and/or state funded consultant contracts must be accepted by Caltrans prior to contract award effective October 1, 2017. Exhibit 10-C has been revised to identify critical elements of the consultant procurement process … Read morePOLICY UPDATE: OB 17-02 A&E Consultant Contract Review

2-Hr A&E Consultant Contracts Compliance Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is presenting a series of training classes 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 will be in effect starting October 1, 2017, requiring all agencies … Read more2-Hr A&E Consultant Contracts Compliance Training

POLICY UPDATE: FHWA Approval of A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role

All Local Public Agencies that solicit to hire A&E consultant(s) in a management support role must obtain FHWA approval prior to contract execution. This authority is not delegated to Caltrans. Please refer to DLA-OB-17-01 A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role below for more information. DLA-OB 17-01 A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role Attachment … Read morePOLICY UPDATE: FHWA Approval of A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role

Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation Program Extended

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS  Beginning 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 established … Read moreSafe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation Program Extended