Consultant agreements & indirect cost rate information

All consultant agreements executed on or after 12/1/14 must use these forms.

Cost plus fixed fee consultant agreements

This type of agreement is likely used when the extent, scope, complexity, character, or duration of the work cannot be reasonably determined in advance.

Negotiated hourly rate consultant agreements

This type of agreement is based upon specific rates of pay for each class of employee. This method requires constant and direct control of the time and class of employees used by the consultant.

Indirect cost rate (ICR) and safe harbor information

Local Agencies must utilize a consultant’s ICR that is compliant with 48 CFR Part 31 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), or has been approved through the Safe Harbor program. Each firm has the option of providing an ICR or qualifying for the Safe Harbor Program.

For more information on:

All requests for the Safe Harbor Program or for an ICR review must be sent to ConsultantRates@WSDOT.WA.GOV include the words “Local Programs” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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