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General Information &
Overhead Rate Policy
Certified Hourly Wage Rate Requirements
Cost Estimate Summary
Travel Expense and Per Diem Policy
Subconsultants on Work Tasks
All consultants must establish an overhead rate for use
on professional services agreements, or, at the
discretion of the Department, establish a billing rate
if they are a small firm. Once an overhead rate has
been established, it must be updated on a yearly basis.
For additional information regarding requirements on
establishing overhead rates, please refer to the
Overhead Rate Policy.
HOURLY WAGE RATE REQUIREMENTS
A current certified hourly wage rate schedule must be
maintained on file with the Department, and has to meet
the reasonableness and fairness criteria. Certified
Hourly Wage Rates should follow the
and must be provided in .pdf file format by e-mail to
The file name shall be the company name followed by the
month and year (ConsultantName02/05). It is recommended that a copy of the certified wage rate
schedule be included with all cost estimates submitted
for each negotiated contract.
- COST ESTIMATE
The Consultant Administration Unit has developed a
Cost Estimate Summary Form which will be required
for all agreements. It should be submitted along with
the negotiated man-hour estimate and scope of work by
both the prime consultant and each subconsultant.
- DIRECT EXPENSES
Direct expenses will be reimbursed at actual cost. No
markup is allowed.
TRAVEL EXPENSE AND PER DIEM POLICY
The Department has a
Travel Expense and Per
Diem Policy. This policy applies to all consultant agreements.
Please check this site for updates to all policies throughout the year.
In order to work as a subconsultant on a Work Task under the Term
Agreement, the subconsultant must be on the Term Agreement for the
category of service they will be providing as a subconsultant.
Click Here for more
information regarding the Term Agreement.
Refer to the
for a complete set of the CADD Specifications.
Sign Design Software.
Refer to the Sign
Design Manual for SignCAD Standards.
The Idaho Transportation
Department has adopted the AASHTOWare Project EstimatorTM
Highway Construction Cost Estimation software package as
the standard for developing all highway construction cost
estimates. All consulting engineers who perform work for the Department and
prepare PS&E packages (Plans, Specifications and Estimate)
for submittal to the Department on highway construction
projects are required to use Estimator.
more information about Estimator, or to purchase a copy of
the software, contact the AASHTOWareTM
contractor and specify you are purchasing a license for
information is as follows:
5700 SW 34th Street, Suite 1235
Gainesville, FL 32608
Fax: (352) 381-4444
File Format and Delivery
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has adopted the
AASHTOWare Project EstimatorTM Highway Construction Cost Estimation software package as the standard for developing all future highway construction cost estimates.
Estimates shall be delivered to the ITD in two formats. A hard copy of the Final Estimate (generated from EstimatorTM
) and an electronic EstimatorTM file on a CD or DVD.
Files shall be developed using the EstimatorTM software, Version
2.12a or higher.
Electronic files shall be named using the project’s Key
Number with the file extension .EST (Estimator). The EstimatorTM
program will automatically generate the .EST file extension when the file is saved. The extension
.EST defines the file type to the computer software. An example of a file name is
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