VI Firms Consulting

Published: Wednesday, 21 May 2014 Written by ConstructionAddis

 


PART VI

Licensing of Consulting Firms

1. Categories and Project Threshold

1.1 Category

Application for registration as a consultant in accordance with these Directive may be submitted in one of the following categories.
Building Sector
Water and Sewerage
Highway and Bridge
Construction Management

For applicants whose areas of involvement does not fall in one of the sub-categories under the aforementioned categories, their application may be considered as it comes and the Department prepares proposal for grades and requirements of the grades by using the participation of the relevant association/s and professionals. The proposal is to be approved by the minister before implementation.

1.2 Project Threshold

The project size for the different categories and classes of consultancy is depicted in Annex 15.

2. Registration of Joint Venture Companies

A joint venture is a grouping of two or more consultants who jointly and severally undertake to perform a construction works contract. The joint venture may not have to register. However, each partner of the joint venture must be registered separately.

3. Exceptions

Practicing Professionals organized in a team of minimum three with harmonized specialization may be eligible for class IV of the consultancy category that matches their area of specialization.

4. Professional, Equipment and Turnover Requirement

4.1 An applicant for registration as a consultant under these Directives shall submit:

- Professionals require for the category and grade/class he has applied for;
- Vehicle/s
- Number, type and capacity of office equipment.
- Office of the required area
- Turnover.
For Class III and above peak of the previous five years annual turnover should be 30 per cent of the project size allowed for the Class to which the Application is made. For classes IV and below and also for the new entry of class I-III, no turn over requirement is required. The turnover is to be verified by acceptable audit statement.
Where the contractors are female or the company is a PlC with majority members females the turnover requirement is reduced by 5 per cent.


5. Building Sector


5.1 General Classifications


Application may be submitted for registering as consulting office under one of the following classification.


5.1.1 Office for Consulting Architects and Engineers

Consultants registered in this classification may participate in the preparation of total design documents for building and civil projects befitting their category.


5.1.2 Office for Consulting Architects

Consultants registered in this classification may participate in the preparation of design of building project befitting their category.


5.1.3 Office for Consulting Engineers, General

Consultants registered in this classification may participate in the preparation of all engineering design works befitting their category.


5.1.4 Office for Consulting Engineers, Specialized

Application for registration may be submitted in the following specific fields of engineering:

- Structural
- Road
- Sanitary and Mechanical
- Foundation
- Electrical
- Quantity Surveying
- Surveying

Consultants registered in one of the above specialized fields may participate in the preparation of design projects befitting their category.

5.2 Application Form

Applicant shall submit MoUDaC/Rco duly filled out with all documentary evidences required therein. The Ministry reserves the right to ascertain any of these independently at any time during the validity of the registration.


5.3 Supporting Documents

5.3.1 Manager
Applicant shall submit satisfactory evidence that the manager at the applicant office is a registered practicing architect or engineer.


5.3.2 Facilities

Applicant shall submit satisfactory evidence that the firm or organization has comparable financial standing equipment office area and office facilities for classification befitting category of consulting office applied for. (Annex 5-8)


5.3.3 Minimum Staff Requirement

Applying offices shall submit satisfactory evidence showing that the firm has the minimum preferable number of registered staff as set out for the different categories of consulting offices shown in the tables below.


6. Water and Sewerage


6.1 General Classifications

Applications may be submitted for registering a consulting office under one of the following classification.


6.1.1 Office for Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering Consultancy.

Consultants registered in this classification may participate in the preparation of total design and supervision documents for water supply, sewerage and related projects befitting their category.


6.1.2 Office of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control Consultancy.

Consultants registered in this classification may participate in the preparation of total design and supervision documents for irrigation, drainage, flood control and related projects befitting their category.


6.1.3 Office for Sanitary Installation Constancy

Consultants registered in this classification may participate in the preparation of total design and suppression documents for sanitary, building projects befitting their category.


6.1.4 Office for Hydraulics Engineering Consultancy

Consultants registered in this classification may participate in the preparation of total design and supervision documents of hydraulics engineering projects befitting their category.


6.1.5 Office for Consulting Water Works (Consultancy General Water Resources)

Consultants registered in this classification may participate in the preparation of all water engineering design works and supervision befitting their category.


6.1.6 Office of Consulting Hydro and Geo-Engineers (related to water works) specialized

Application for registration may be submitted in the following specific field of water engineering.

- Hydro geologist
- Engineering Geologist (related to water works)

Consultants registered in one of the above specialized fields may participate in the preparation design of projects befitting their category.


6.1 Application Form

Application shall submit to the Ministry dully filled out with all documentary evidences required there in. The Ministry reserves the right to ascertain any of these independently at any time during the validity of the registration.


6.3 Supporting Documents


6.3.1 Manager
Applicant shall submit satisfactory evidence that the manager of the applicant office is a registered practicing irrigation, hydraulics, water supply, sewerage or sanitary engineer.


6.3.2 Facilities

Applicant shall submit satisfactory evidence that the firm or organization has comparable financial standing, equipment office area and office facilities for classification befitting category of consulting office applied for..


6.3.3 Minimum Staff Requirement

Applying offices shall submit satisfactory evidence showing that the firm has the minimum preferable number of registered staff as set out for the different categories of consulting offices shown in Annex 1-4)

7. HIGHWAY & BRIDGE

7.1 Applications may be submitted for registering a Highway & Bridge Consulting Office in the preparation of design & supervision of projects befitting their category.

7.2 Application form

Applicant shall submit dully filled out with all documentary evidences required therein. The Authority reserves the right to ascertain any of these independently at any time during the validity of the registration.

7.3 Supporting Documents
Applicant shall submit satisfactory evidence that the owner Manager or Manager of the applicant office is a Registered Practicing Hishway Engineer.

7.4 Facilities
Applicants shall submit satisfactory evidence that the firm or organization has comparable financial standing, equipment office area and office facilities for classification befitting category of Highway & Bridge Consulting Office applied.

7.5 Minimum Staff Requirement

Applying offices shall submit satisfactory evidence showing that the firm has the minimum preferable number of registered staff as set out for the different Categories of Highway & Bridge Consulting Offices shown in the Annex 11.


8. Construction Management

Consultants Registered in this classification may participate in the work of supervision construct document preparation; Project Management Service, Quantity Surveying, Construction Planning, claim administration, engineering economics construction engineering, engineering management, infrastructural development study documents for building, highway, Railway, Harbor and Civil Projects befitting their category.

8.1 Application Form

Applicant shall submit MoUDaC/RCO duly filled out with all documentary evidence required therein. The Ministry reserves the right to ascertain an of the independently at any time during the validity of the registration.


8.2 Supporting Documents

Applicant shall submit satisfactory evidence that the Manager of the applicant office is a registered practicing construction Management Professional.


8.3 Facilities

Applicant shall submit satisfactory evidence that the firm or organization has comparable financial standing, office equipment area and office facilities for classification befitting category of consulting office applied for.


8.4 Requirement

Applying offices shall submit satisfactory evidence showing that the firm has the minimum preferable member of registered staff as set out for the different categories of Construction Management Consulting Office shown in the Annex10-15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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