Resolution #16-21: 2016 Contract for Hiring the Authority’s Engineer

Date of Adoption: February 18, 2016

THIS AGREEMENT made this 18th day of February, 2016 by and between the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority and Ceren Aralp, PE, LEED-AP of the firm of Hatch Mott MacDonald;

WHEREAS, the VTMUA has appointed Ceren Aralp as MUA engineer for a period of one year through February 16, 2017; and

WHEREAS, Ceren Aralp has accepted the appointment as VTMUA engineer; and

WHEREAS, the VTMUA wishes to retain her services on an annual retainer and to provide for services of her firm, Hatch Mott MacDonald, for other engineering work performed; and

WHEREAS, the parties hereto wish to incorporate their agreement in writing;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the parties hereto agree as follows:

The Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority retains the services of Ceren Aralp, PE, LEED-AP of Hatch Mott MacDonald, as MUA engineer for the year 2016 at a cost of $133.00 per hour. The scope of services associated with the VTMUA, includes attendance by her at regularly scheduled meetings of the VTMUA, including the closed executive sessions, all telephone and office conferences between her, VTMUA members, and/or employees; reviewing all hook up and construction plans, regulations and other engineering documents that may be requested by the VTMUA.

The aforesaid rate shall include litigation or any action in any court or before any federal state or county agency.

The aforementioned rate shall not include any matter which is customarily billed to a third party or paid by an escrow account.

The services under paragraph 2 and 3 of this agreement shall be paid at an hourly rate of:

2016 Hourly Rate Table
Authority Engineer/Chief Engineer$133.00
Principals/Principal Project Managers/Principal Engineers (ASCE Grade VII/VIII)$165.00
Project Engineer/Sr. project Manager (ASCE Grade V)$157.00
Sr. Project Geologist/Sr. Project Scientist$125.00
Sr. Specialist IV/V/Sr. Designer IV/V$115.00
Sr. Inspector IV/V/Sr. Surveyor IV/V$124.00
Project Engineer/Engineer IV/Project Architect/Architect IV/
Project Manager (ASCE Grade IV)$127.00
Project Geologist/Geologist IV/Project Scientist/Scientist IV$112.00
Engineer II/III/Architect II/III (ASCE Grade II/III$112.00
Scientist II/III/Geologist II/III$115.00
Engineer I/Architect I/Scientist I/Geologist I (ASCE Grade I)$113.00
Inspector I-III/Surveyor I-III/Specialist I-III/Designer I-III$112.00
Administration/Project Support$79.00

* Hourly rates for special consultations and services in conjunction with litigation are available upon request.

Personal Auto/Company Auto$0.54/mile^
Company Vans/Company Pick Up$0.65/mile
Photocopies & Offset ReproductionVariable
UPS/Federal Express/Postage/Messenger ServiceVariable
Subcontractors (including Contract Laboratory)Direct +10%
Mobile DevicesVariable
Field EquipmentVariable
Travel & Lodging per DiemAs Incurred

(^) Per IRS standard mileage rate as of January 2016, subject to change

Invoices are payable within 30 days of invoice date.
Delinquent bills are subject to finance charges of 1.5% per month.
The client shall pay attorney fees, court costs, and related expenses incurred in the collection of delinquent accounts.

5. Political Contribution Disclosure. This contract has been awarded to Hatch Mott MacDonald based on merits and abilities of Hatch Mott MacDonald to provide the goods or services as described herein. This contract was not awarded through a “fair and open process” pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq. As such, the undersigned does hereby attest that Hatch Mott MacDonald, its subsidiaries, assigns or principals controlling in excess of 10% of the company has neither made a contribution, that is reportable pursuant to the Election Law Enforcement Commission pursuant to P.L. 2004, c.19, affect its eligibility to perform this contract, nor will it make a reportable contribution during the term of this contract to any political party committee in the township if a member of that political party is serving in an elective public office of that township when the contract is awarded, or to any candidate committee of any person serving in an elective public office of that township when the contract is awarded.