This is a guest post by Jon Earle, PE, ENV SP
Part 1 –Request for Qualifications and General Service Agreements
This blog is the first of a five part series that discusses working with consulting engineers from the public sector perspective. This series will serve to give consulting engineers a look into the perspective of the government employees they work with, to help them communicate more effectively with these professionals.
Engineers who work for public works departments are often tasked with determining when an outside consultant is needed to deliver certain aspects of a project. These tasks can include producing bid/contract documents, construction administration and construction oversight. Consulting engineers are typically hired by the public sector for one of two reasons.