Construction and Design Recharge Rates


Unit of Measure

FY17 Rates

Approved FY18 Rates

Project Management Fee (3)
multiple bands multiple bands
Project budget $0 - $35,000 15.00% 15.00%
Project budget $35,001 - $1,000,000 10.00% 10.00%
Project budget $1,000,001 - $10,000,000 8.00% 8.00%
Project budget $10,000,001 - $50,000,000 7.00% 7.00%
Project budget $50,000,001 and over 3.00% 3.00%
Blanket Program2 3.00% 3.00%
Public Private Partnership (3P) Case-by-case Case-by-case
LBNL Project Directors $/hour $184 $184
Hourly Rate1 $/hour $153 $153
Estimating / gateway service2 $/project $765  $765 

(1) Hourly rate is based on total expense and estimated billable hours for entire C&D unit. This rate is to be used for estimating P3 project cost and special circumstances where only selected services are requested by customer, such as inspection services for UCOP or other projects not managed by C&D.

(2)Minimum 5 hr/job - historically C&D provided 5 hours free estimating service and cost for providing this service was built-in to the recharge rate and charged to clients with active projects. Effective FY16, estimating service will be charged to client who requested the service. The fee includes services from C&D staff only to meet with client and provide high level estimate, for complicated job requiring consultant/cost estimator additional fee will be billed to clients.

(3) PM Fee is estimated on project budget before PM fees are added.