|(a) This section applies to an engineering or design
related service contract directly related to a highway construction
project and reimbursed with federal-aid highway program (FAHP) funding.
(b) A firm providing engineering and design related
services must be administratively qualified under §9.34(b)(2)
- (6) of this subchapter (relating to Standard Process), or use an
indirect cost rate applicable under Federal Highway Administration
regulations or guidelines, by the closing date of the NOI to compete
for contracts under this section. Paragraphs (7) and (8) of §9.34(b)
of this subchapter do not apply to a contract under this section.
(c) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section,
the process described in §9.34 of this subchapter applies to
contracts under this section.