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25.0 Scale of fees for consultant engineers

25.1 The civil engineer: The consultant civil engineer on civil engineering projects such as roads, bridges, etc. is the only designer consultant on such projects and he is the prime consultant. When the civil engineer is the prime consultant on a project, the scale of fees as detailed in scale of fees for prime consultants, Table 1  shall apply.

25.2 The structural engineer: In projects where the structural engineer is the prime consultant, the scale of fees as detailed in scale of fees for prime consultants , Table 1 shall apply.

25.3 The mechanical and electrical engineers : In projects like power stations, industrial plants, oil refineries, etc., where the mechanical and electrical engineers are prime consultants, the scale of fees as detailed in scale of fees for prime consultants, Table 1, shall apply.

25.4 Other engineers: When other engineers like chemical or electronic engineers are established to be prime consultants, the scale of fees as detailed in scale of fees for prime consultants, Table 1, shall apply.

26.0 Scale of fees for structural engineering works in projects where the architect is the prime consultant

The scale of fees for structural engineers in building projects where the architect is the prime consultant shall be as in Table 9

Table9: Scale of Fees for Structural Engineers Where the Architect is not the Prime Consultant

Cost Of Project (N)
Fees payable as a percentage of cost of project
Up to 5 million 3.00%
First 10 million or part thereof 2.50%
Next 15 million or part thereof 2.25%
Next 45 million or part thereof 2.00%
Next 75 million or part thereof 1.75%
Next 150 million or part thereof 1.50%
Next 200 million or part thereof 1.25%
Balance over 500 million 1.00%

 
27.0 Scale of fees for Mechanical or Electrical Engineering works In projects where the Architect is the Prime Consultant.

Table10: Scale of Fees for Mechanical or Electrical Engineers Where the Architect is the Prime Consultant

Cost Of Project (N)
Fees payable as a percentage of cost of project
Up to 5 million 1.95%
First 10 million or part thereof 1.75%
Next 15 million or part thereof 1.55%
Next 45 million or part thereof 1.35%
Next 75 million or part thereof 1.15%
Next 150 million or part thereof 1.00%
Next 200 million or part thereof 0.85%
Balance over 500 million 0.65%

 
27.1 Please note that fees for mechanical or electrical engineering services in building projects as shown in Tables 9 & 10 have included the 2% of the cost of the mechanical or electrical equipment installed as applicable, which was payable in the 1975 scale of fees.

28.0 Scale of fees for mechanical or electrical engineering services in projects where the structural engineer is the prime consultant

The scale of fees for mechanical or electrical engineering services in projects where the structural engineer is the prime consultant shall be as in Table 11..

Table 11: Scale of Fees for Mechanical or Electrical Engineers Where the Structural Engineer is the Prime Consultant

Cost Of Project (N)
Fees payable as a percentage of cost of project
Up to 5 million 1.95%
First 10 million or part thereof 1.75%
Next 15 million or part thereof 1.55%
Next 45 million or part thereof 1.35%
Next 75 million or part thereof 1.15%
Next 150 million or part thereof 1.00%
Next 200 million or part thereof 0.85%
Balance over 500 million 0.65%

 
29.0 Scale of fees for structural engineering services in projects where the electrical or the mechanical engineer is the prime consultant.

The scale of fees for structural engineers in projects where the mechanical or the electrical Engineer is the prime consultant shall be as in Table 12.

Table 12: Scale of Fees for the Structural Engineer in Projects Where the Mechanical or Electrical Engineer is the Prime Consultant

Cost Of Project (N)
Fees payable as a percentage of cost of project
Up to 5 million 3.00%
First 10 million or part thereof 2.50%
Next 15 million or part thereof 2.25%
Next 45 million or part thereof 2.00%
Next 75 million or part thereof 1.75%
Next 150 million or part thereof 1.50%
Next 200 million or part thereof 1.25%
Balance over 500 million 1.00%

 
30.0 Scale of fees for geotechnical services

The geotechnical services involved in projects shall not include the design of the foundation of such projects. The geotechnical services are remunerated in accordance with the sliding scale of fees as shown in Table 13 below.

Table 13: Scale of Fees for Geotechnical Services

Cost Of Project (N)
Fees payable as a percentage of cost of project
Up to 5 million 0.75%
First 10 million or part thereof 0.70%
Next 15 million or part thereof 0.70%
Next 45 million or part thereof 0.60%
Next 75 million or part thereof 0.55%
Next 150 million or part thereof 0.50%
Next 200 million or part thereof 0.40%
Balance over 500 million 0.30%

 
31.0 Stage payment for Engineers .

Stage payments for consultant engineers are made as stipulated in paragraph 2 of the scale of  fees for prime consultants.

32.0 Calculating fees for stage payments for consultant engineers

Fees for stage payments for consultant engineers shall be calculated as stipulated in paragraph 3 of scale of fees for prime consultants.

33.0 Repetitive works
The scale of fees for repetitive works for consultant engineers shall be as detailed in paragraph 4 and Table 2 of scale of fees for prime consultants.

34.0 Additional services
When the consultant engineer is employed to perform additional services beyond the normal services and contract period, he shall be entitled to the rate(s) indicated for the individual services considered hereunder:

34.1 Additional services stage 1

i) Research on brief and development same: The consultant engineer is entitled to remuneration for this additional service in accordance with the man-month rate(s) on time charges, as in Tables 3 & 17.

ii) Feasibility or viability studies: The consultant engineer is entitled to remuneration for this additional service at the rate of 0.2% of the estimated total cost (ETC).

iii) Processing of outline approval: The consultant engineer is entitled to remuneration in accordance with the man-month rate(s) on time charges.

Table 14: Additional service stage I

Description of Services
Fee payable
i)Research on brief and development of same Man-month rates on time charges (Table 3 & 17)
ii)Feasibility or viability studies 0.2% of estimated total cost (ETC)
iii)Processing of outline approval Man-month rates on time charges (Table 3 & 17)

 
34.2 Additional services stage 2 (see Table 15):
Obtaining, analyzing and reporting on tenders and preparing and advising on the contract including meeting with the tenders board is considered to be part of the normal service of the consultant. No additional fee is payable for this service.

Table 15: Additional service stage 2

Description of Services
Fee payable
i)Obtaining, analysing and reporting on tenders and preparing and advising on the contract including meeting with the tenders board Normal service no additional fee payable

 
34.3 Additional service stage 3 (see Table 16)

i) Making any site visits or attending any site meetings other than the normal single monthly meetings: The consultant engineer is entitled to remuneration in accordance with the man-month rate(s) on time charges (Tables 3 & 17).

ii) Any visits or work done to rectify defects during defects liability period: This is normal service of the consultant engineer and therefore shall not be additionally remunerated.

iii) Any normal supervision rendered beyond the original contract period: The consultant engineer is entitled to remuneration in accordance with man-month rate(s) on time charges (Tables 3 & 17).

Table 16: Additional service stage 3

Description of Services
Fee payable
i)Making any site visits or attending any site meetings other than the single monthly meetings Man-month rates on time charges (Table 3 & 17)
ii)Any visits or work done to rectify defects during the defect liability period Normal service no additional fee payable
iii)Any supervision rendered beyond the original contract period Man-month rates on time charges (Table 3 & 17)

 
35.0 Other services

Redesign and additional design work resulting from instruction for alteration and modification: The fee payable for this service shall be negotiated between the client and the consultant engineer.

36.0 Litigation and Arbitration
The fee payable for these services shall be negotiated.

37.0 Rehabilitation, restoration and refurbishing work on damaged existing buildings and structure.
The consultant engineer is remunerated in accordance with the scale of fees for basic engineering service, applying cost of restoration in place of the cost of project.

38.0 Variation and fluctuation
Stage 3 payment which shall in this case be based on the total construction sum (TCS) shall take care of this service, therefore no additional fee is payable.

39.0 When works are damaged or destroyed during the period of construction
State 3 payment based on the total construction sum (TCS) shall take care of this services. No additional fee is payable.

40.0 Resident supervision for engineering services
The fees for resident supervision is in accordance with the man-month rates as shown in table 3 and 17.

40.1 Time charges: All man-month rates are applicable on a pro-rata basis in accordance with the following principles: 10 months (200 days) in a year;

20 days in a month; and

8 hours in a day.

41.0 Man-month rates for consultant engineer as a prime consultant
When the consultant engineer is a prime consultant, the man-month rate for prime consultants as detailed in table 3 in scale of fees for prime consultants shall apply.

42.0 Man-month rates for engineers when the consultant engineer is not the prime consultant

42.1 When the consultant engineer is not the prime consultant, the man-month rates applicable shall be as shown in Table 17.

Table 17: Man-Month rates for Engineers when the Consultant Engineer is Not the Prime consultants in 1996

Category of staff
Minimum Years of experience
Man-Month Rates (N)
Chief resident engineer 15 92,400
Prin. resident engineer 12 78,000
Senior resident engineer 8 56,000
Resident engineer 4 46,200
Asst. resident engineer Under4 33,000
Senior technical officer —- 52,800
Technical officer —- 33,000
Assistant technical officer —- 23,100
Draughtsman —- 16,500

 
42.2 The above detailed man-month rates are applicable in 1996. To obtain figures applicable in 1997 and other succeeding years, the central bank inflation index for 1996 and other preceding years is applied.

43.0 Project management for consultant engineers
Where a consultant engineer is the project manager, the sliding scale of fees as detailed in paragraph 6, table 4 of scale of fees for prime consultants shall apply.

44.0 Reimbursable expenses for consultant engineers
The clauses under reimbursable expenses applicable to prime consultant in paragraph 7 of scale of fees for prime consultants shall apply.

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