This is a guest post by Jon Earle, PE, ENV SP
Part 3 – Developing and Executing Projects with GSCs
In Part 3 of the 5-part blog series, I will be discussing the development of specific project scopes of work once a general services consultant (GSC) has been selected. In my experience, having a GSC in place and leveraging this relationship is critical for project success from the beginning.
Developing Capital Budgets
One of the key roles of any municipal engineer is the development of multi-year capital improvement plans (CIPs) that outline future projects, a schedule for delivery, and anticipated project costs. The GSC can provide support by reviewing project scope, schedule, and most importantly, budget based on their experience working on similar projects within a geographic area. A GSC can also provide some preliminary design support and graphic presentation materials for discussion with the local governing bodies (town/city councils or select boards).