Current state highway department procedures for obtaining private professional engineering services are reviewed and summarized as part of a study of the consulting engineering contracting policy and procedures of the Kentucky Department of Highways. The current bases used by state highway departments for establishment of fees for the professional services of Engineering Consultants, Attorneys, Right-of-Way Appraisers, Right-of-Way Buyers, and Architects are summarized, by state, in Table 1. In general, the consulting engineering contracting practices followed in Kentucky were found to be a combination of the most desirable points of procedure represented in the replies received from other state highway departments and recommended by the Bureau of Public Roads and the professional societies. The recommendations include a Statement of Consulting Engineering Contracting Policy and Procedures which, except for noted revisions, is a restatement of Kentucky Department of Highways Official Order No. 73646, "Consulting Engineering Contract Procedures," dated March 2, 1965.

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No. 230

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