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Part - A

  1. SCOPE OF QUANTITY SURVEYING CONSULTANCY SERVICES

The professional services to be provided by the Consulting Quantity Surveyor (herein after called CQS) shall be as follows:

  1. Basic services
  2. Additional Services
  3. Specialised Services

 

  • BASIC SERVICES

This part describes Basic Services which a CQS basically provide for projects procured under traditional procurement system with Bill of Quantities and “measure and pay" payment methodology.

The basic services for building and civil engineering works to be provided by the CQS shall be as follows:-

Pre contract services

  • Preparation of cost plans; and comparative cost planning
  • Preparation of tender documents including bills of quantities;
  • Pricing of Bill of Quantities and submission of Consultant's estimate
  • Preparation of tender evaluation reports
  • Preparation of contract documents;

Post contract services

  • Valuation of works in progress for interim valuation/certificates including variations; and
  • Preparation of final accounts.
  • Financial reporting

 

  • ADDITIONAL SERVICES

This part describes services that may be provided by the CQS on the Employer’s request. The additional services may be as follows:-

  • Providing specialist advice on investment decisions ( feasibility report/financial appraisal)
  • preparation of documents and reports for pre-qualification of contractors.
  • Advising on the impact on initial and operating costs on design decisions (Life cycle costing)
  • Evaluation of time and cost claims
  • Material reconciliation reports
  • Cost auditing
  • Preparation reports, schedules to submit authorities such as BOI, UDA
  • Editing & writing specifications
  • Any other QS Services which are not described herein

 

  • SPECIALISED SERVICES

This part describes services that may be provided by the CQS to augment the basic services & additional services. The other services may be as follows:-

  • Project management services
  • Dispute resolution
  • Construction IT
  • Facilities Management
  • Risk management
  • Value management
  • Any other specialised Services which are not described herein
  1. CATEGORIES OF PROJECTS

For the purpose of calculating the fees for basic services for building and civil engineering works, projects are classified as follows;

  • Building Works 

Category A

Residential buildings: Detached and semi-detached houses, condominium housing, hotels

   

Category B

Commercial buildings; Supermarkets, offices, banks, car parks 

 

Recreational buildings; Swimming pools, sport centers, sport buildings

 

Community building; Temples, police stations, courts complex

 

Education buildings; Schools, universities, technical colleges, training centers, auditoriums

 

Medical; Hospitals, Channelling centres, laboratories, Hotels

Category C

Industrial Buildings; Factories and warehouses.

Category D

Interior works; Office and other buildings

Category E

Extensions, alterations, restoration and associated demolition works.

 

(ii) Civil Engineering Works  

Category A

General Civil engineering works such as road, drains, earthworks, water reticulation and other related works.

Category B

Reinforced concrete works, structural steel works and buildings forming part of civilengineering contracts such as bridges, jetties, ports and other related works.

 

 

Part B

3.0 COMPUTATION OF FEES

3.1 SCALE OF FEES FOR BASIC SERVICES

The fees payable to the CQS for basic services shall be as follows and are exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) or similar tax that may be introduced time to time by the competent authority.

  • BUILDING WORKS

Category A

 

Total Cost of Works

Fees Payable

 

Pre Contract

Post Contract

25 m and below

1.20%

of Initial contract price

0.80%

 of value of work done

26 m - 50 m

1.05%

of Initial contract price

0.70%

 of value of work done

51 m - 100 m

0.90%

of Initial contract price

0.60%

 of value of work done

101 m - 175 m

0.75%

of Initial contract price

0.50%

 of value of work done

176 m - 250 m

0.60%

of Initial contract price

0.40%

 of value of work done

251 m - 350 m

0.57%

of Initial contract price

0.38%

 of value of work done

351 m - 500 m

0.48%

of Initial contract price

0.32%

 of value of work done

over 500 m

0.45%

of Initial contract price

0.30%

 of value of work done

 

 

Category B

Total Cost of Works

Fees Payable

 

Pre Contract

Post Contract

25 m and below

0.90%

of Initial contract price

0.60%

 of value of work done

26 m - 50 m

0.84%

of Initial contract price

0.56%

 of value of work done

51 m - 100 m

0.78%

of Initial contract price

0.52%

 of value of work done

101 m - 175 m

0.72%

of Initial contract price

0.48%

 of value of work done

176 m - 250 m

0.66%

of Initial contract price

0.44%

 of value of work done

251 m - 350 m

0.54%

of Initial contract price

0.36%

 of value of work done

351 m - 500 m

0.48%

of Initial contract price

0.32%

 of value of work done

over 500 m

0.45%

of Initial contract price

0.30%

 of value of work done

 

Category C

Total Cost of Works

Fees Payable

 

Pre Contract

Post Contract

25 m and below

0.78%

of Initial contract price

0.52%

 of value of work done

26 m - 50 m

0.66%

of Initial contract price

0.44%

 of value of work done

51 m - 100 m

0.60%

of Initial contract price

0.40%

 of value of work done

101 m - 175 m

0.54%

of Initial contract price

0.36%

 of value of work done

176 m - 250 m

0.48%

of Initial contract price

0.32%

 of value of work done

251 m - 350 m

0.48%

of Initial contract price

0.32%

 of value of work done

351 m - 500 m

0.42%

of Initial contract price

0.28%

 of value of work done

over 500 m

0.36%

of Initial contract price

0.24%

 of value of work done

 

Category D

Total Cost of Works

Fees Payable

 

Pre Contract

Post Contract

25 m and below

1.50%

of Initial contract price

1.00%

 of value of work done

26 m - 50 m

1.35%

of Initial contract price

0.90%

 of value of work done

51 m - 100 m

1.20%

of Initial contract price

0.80%

 of value of work done

101 m - 175 m

1.05%

of Initial contract price

0.70%

 of value of work done

176 m - 250 m

0.90%

of Initial contract price

0.60%

 of value of work done

251 m - 350 m

0.78%

of Initial contract price

0.52%

 of value of work done

351 m - 500 m

0.66%

of Initial contract price

0.44%

 of value of work done

over 500 m

0.60%

of Initial contract price

0.40%

 of value of work done

 

Category E

Total Cost of Works

Fees Payable

 

Pre Contract

Post Contract

25 m and below

1.80%

of Initial contract price

1.20%

 of value of work done

26 m - 50 m

1.65%

of Initial contract price

1.10%

 of value of work done

51 m - 100 m

1.50%

of Initial contract price

1.00%

 of value of work done

101 m - 175 m

1.35%

of Initial contract price

0.90%

 of value of work done

176 m - 250 m

1.20%

of Initial contract price

0.80%

 of value of work done

251 m - 350 m

1.05%

of Initial contract price

0.70%

 of value of work done

351 m - 500 m

0.90%

of Initial contract price

0.60%

 of value of work done

over 500 m

0.75%

of Initial contract price

0.50%

 of value of work done

  

(ii) CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS

Category A

Total Cost of Works

Fees Payable

 

Pre Contract

Post Contract

25 m and below

0.60%

of Initial contract price

0.40%

 of value of work done

26 m - 50 m

0.99%

of Initial contract price

0.66%

 of value of work done

51 m - 100 m

0.90%

of Initial contract price

0.60%

 of value of work done

101 m - 175 m

0.81%

of Initial contract price

0.54%

 of value of work done

176 m - 250 m

0.72%

of Initial contract price

0.48%

 of value of work done

251 m - 350 m

0.66%

of Initial contract price

0.44%

 of value of work done

351 m - 500 m

0.60%

of Initial contract price

0.40%

 of value of work done

over 500 m

0.54%

of Initial contract price

0.36%

 of value of work done

  

Category B 

Total Cost of Works

Fees Payable

 

Pre Contract

Post Contract

25 m and below

1.35%

of Initial contract price

0.90%

 of value of work done

26 m - 50 m

1.26%

of Initial contract price

0.84%

 of value of work done

51 m - 100 m

1.17%

of Initial contract price

0.78%

 of value of work done

101 m - 175 m

1.08%

of Initial contract price

0.72%

 of value of work done

176 m - 250 m

0.99%

of Initial contract price

0.66%

 of value of work done

251 m - 350 m

0.90%

of Initial contract price

0.60%

 of value of work done

351 m - 500 m

0.81%

of Initial contract price

0.54%

 of value of work done

over 500 m

0.63%

of Initial contract price

0.42%

 of value of work done

 

3.2 REPETITION 

  1. Where there is more than one unit of the same design, fees may be reduced on all except the first five of any building of the same design
  2. Where a multi-storied building incorporate number of identical floors, the relevant fee may be reduced on all identical floors in excess of five

 

3.3 PERCENTAGE BREAKDOWN OF FEES 

Pre contract Services

The fees for pre contract services payable to the Consultant Quantity Surveyor for every stage of the services as follows;

Type of Contracts

 

Stage of Services

Proportion of fee

Building and Civil Engineering Works

  

(i)

Advance on appointment

20%

(ii)

Preparation of bills of quantities and other tender documents

75%

(iii)

Preparation of tender reports and contract documents

5%

 

  • Fees for item 1 & 2 shall be calculated based on the latest possible estimated cost of the works .
  • The final fees shall be calculated upon the accepted tender for the whole of the works . In the event of no tender being accepted fees shall be calculated upon the basis of the lowest original bona fide tender received.
  • If any of the materials used in the works are supplied by the Employer, then the actual or estimated market value of same shall be included in the amounts upon which fees are to be calculated.
  • The scale of fees is inclusive of all provisional sums and prime cost sums upon which fees are to be calculated.

 

Post contract Services

Fees for post contract services shall be paid upon issuing of the payment certificate for interim/final valuation

 

3.4 SCALE OF FEES FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES & SPECIALIZED SERVICES

The fees for these services be negotiated with Client and Quantity Surveyor.

 

3.5 REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES 

In addition to the fees payable to the Consultant Quantity Surveyor for any of the services provided, the consultant Quantity Surveyor shall also be entitled to be reimbursed for certain expenses actually incurred towards the completion of the project. The expenses to be allowed are as follows:

Type of Expenses  Reimbursement Payable
(i) Travelling expenses (if exceeding 10km from the 

address of main office/branch office)

 Chargeable according to current Cab Fares

(ii) Accommodation and lodging allowances (if Exceeding 80km from the address of main office/Branch office)

 4 Star Hotel Accommodation Rate
(iii) Lithography expenses  Actual amounts or Based on current rates agreed by the Client and the Consultant Quantity Surveyor
(iv) Advertisement of tender notices, telegrams, telexes and out-station telephone calls Actual amount
(v) Resident quantity surveyor who is required 

to be stationed on site

Actual Salary for the resident quantity surveyor + OH/P as agreed

 

 Payment of reimbursable expenses shall be made upon submission of bills by the Consultant Quantity Surveyor. 

 

3.6 PAYMENT FOR RE-MEASUREMENT OF WORKS DUE TO ALTERATION OR MODIFICATION OF DESIGN 

If after the completion by the Consultant Quantity Surveyor of his basic services at any time after execution of an agreement between the Client and the Consultant Quantity Surveyor, any measurement whether completed or in progress or any specification or other document prepared in whole or in part by the Consultant Quantity Surveyor is required to the modified or revised by reason of instructions received by the Consultant Quantity Surveyor from the Client or others Consultants acting on behalf of the Client, or by reason of circumstances which could not reasonably have been foreseen by the Consultant Quantity Surveyor, the Consultant Quantity Surveyor shall be paid an additional payment by the Client for making any necessary modification or revision and for any consequential reproduction of documents

 

3.7 PAYMENT WHEN WORKS ARE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED 

If at any time either during the execution of the works or before the commencement of the defects liability period/period of maintenance, any part of the works or any materials, plant or equipment whether incorporated in the works or not shall be damaged or destroyed by any cause other than the negligence on the part of the Consultant Quantity Surveyor, the Consultant Quantity Surveyor shall be paid an additional payment in respect of any expenses incurred or additional work required by the Client to be carried out by the Consultant Quantity Surveyor as a result of such damage or destruction.

 

3.8 PAYMENT FOLLOWING TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION BY THE CLIENT 

In the event of the termination of this agreement (unless such termination shall have been occasioned by the default of the Consultant Quantity Surveyor) or the suspension of the project by the Client, the Consultant Quantity Surveyor shall be paid in accordance with the percentage of breakdown of fees stipulated under paragraph 3 for pre contract services and post contract fees for value of work completed except that payment for any uncompleted stage of the Consultant Quantity Surveyor services shall be on the basis of quantum merit.

In the event that the Consultant Quantity Surveyor is required to recommence the project after the project has been suspended by the Client, the Consultant Quantity Surveyor shall be paid fees based on the new total cost of uncompleted works. The Consultant Quantity Surveyor shall, in addition, be paid a disruption charges as agreed by the both parties.