A&E Contract Information

Welcome to the Caltrans Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Contracts web page. This page offers links to documents and other information to assist consultants.

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A&E Contracts Financial Guidance

California Code of Regulations

The Department adopted regulations establishing procedures for selection of private architects and engineers. For text see: CA Code Regulations; Title 21, Public Works; Division 2, Department of Transportation; Chapter 12, Selection Process for Private Architectural and Engineering Firms.

Calmentor Sites

Cost Proposal Documents

On-Call Cost Proposal Documents

On-Call Construction Inspection/Surveying Contracts

Conflict of Interest

Contract Boilerplate

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Contract Information

Executed Contracts

Forms and Instructions

Goal Requirements



Outreach Events

Procuring A&E Contracts

Content has been relocated to "Streamlined A&E Contract Process".

Safe Harbor Indirect Cost Rates (SHR)

Streamlined A&E Contract Process