Consultant Contracting


  1. Change e-Builder status to “Consultant Selection.”
  2. Complete and send Exposure Checklist form to Risk Management.
  3. Verify consultant's COVID protocol information.
  4. If design fee will not exceed $300,000 and no specialized skills are needed, select from consultant roster and go to Consultant Contracting.
  5. If fee exceeds $300,000, prepare Board of Trustees (BOT) action item to award design.
  6. If design fee exceeds $300,000 or highly specialized skills are needed, begin Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process.
  7. Update e-Builder to add consultants.
  8. Process consultant invoices as they are received.

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Consult scope guidance as necessary.

Draft contract. Use either the long form (usually for projects over $300K) or short form contract.

Send signed contract with certificates of insurance and total contract price to Associate Director of Capital Budget for approval and copy in Assistant Director.

Finalize contract

  • Send final contract to consultant for signature and certificates.
  • Send to CBO for signatures and execution.

Go to step 6 to update e-Builder.


For changes to consultant contracts:

  • Review change and confirm acceptance with steering committee if necessary.
  • Confirm budget can allow additional scope change.
  • Negotiate fee change with consultant
  • Submit change order request with memo attachment and exact amount of increase to Associate Director Capital Budget and copy in Assistant Director.

Return to GC/CM RFQ

Return to Design Build RFQ