Policy Name: Construction/Engineering Consultant Services
Effective Date: April 2011
Office with Primary Responsibility: Procurement Services
Offices with Secondary Responsibility: Controller’s Office
Our objective with this policy is to balance the need of on-call engineering consultant services for small College projects with the need for a cost effective work-flow process and a more cost effetctive management and control of their use.
This policy establishes principles and guidelines for all engineering consultant projects under $50,000 that will allow us to realize the benefits of our sourcing leverage.
This guideline applies to all Dartmouth employees.
To facilitate best value to the College by providing a system of select pre-qualified firms, with established contract language, fully transparent established rates, risk avoidance, invoice requirements, and data reporting requirements.
Any individual responsible for procuring engineering consulting projects.
Any individual associated with a Finance Center.
Please reference the Procure-to-Pay guide for the most updated list of categories and approved On-Call Engineering Consulting Firms as they relate to the specific categories of discipline.
Categories for On-Call Engineering Consultants:
Architectural; Electrical; Electrical Utility; Estimating; Civil; Material Testing; Mechanical; Steam and Chilled Water Utility; and Structural.
All engineering projects less than $50,000 may use one of the approved engineering firms with no bid requirements.
All engineering projects greater than $50,000 will follow standard Procurement Policy and will require bids and/or estimates from at least three firms.
Last Updated: 3/20/13