Fees for the Preparation of Projects and the Supervision of Works
305. There will ordinarily be three courses open to the Head of a Department, when arranging for the execution of a work :
(a) To call for lump-sum tenders which should include the preparation of the project in addition to the execution of the work.
(b) To entrust the preparation of the project to a firm of architects or consulting engineers who will call for tenders for the execution of the work preferably on a lump-sum basis. The fees for architects applicable to ordinary works, are detailed in Annexure C to this chapter.
(c) To entrust the preparation of the project and execution of the work to a firm of contractors, the fees normally to be paid to the firm are detailed in Annexure C to this chapter, but the fees actually to be paid must be settled before ordering the preparation of the design and estimate.
306. Funds to cover fees for the preparation of plans and estimates for works, as well as to cover percentage charges for establishment and tools and plant as fixed at quinquennial intervals, when these works are entrusted to the Public Works Department for execution, will be found by Heads of Departments from the reserves referred to in paragraphs 293 and 298. Annexure D to this chapter contains a table of rates in accordance with which percentage charges shall be levied by the Public Works Department.
NOTEPercentage charges are not levied by the Public Works Department for works entrusted to them for execution with their consent except when they are on behalf of a Commercial Department.