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I believe that it's FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation).  The trick is to define your 6% scope of services very tightly, eliminating everything before the actual beginning of the preparation of construction documents, as well as everything after their completion.  If they want conceptual design studies, cost estimates, participation in value engineering exercises, assistance during bidding, shop drawing review, RFI processing, site visits, etc. etc. ... these services are all outside the scope of what you will do for a basic 6% fee.


Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: Foy, Warren [mailto:Warren.Foy(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 4:01 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: A/E Design fees for federal projects

Can anyone tell me what the federal law is that limits A/E design fees to 6% of construction costs?

Warren S. Foy, P.E.
Structural Design Manager
The Mason & Hanger Group Inc.

300 West Vine Street, Suite 1300
Lexington, KY 40507-1814
v 859.252.9980 x221
fax: 859.389.8870

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