Information for Consulting Engineers
If you have any questions about the
proper use of these documents, please contact one of the
Rural Development Pennsylvania State Engineers:
John Williams, P.E., 717-237-2295
Judith Tutino, P.E., 724-482-4800 x122
Before Funding Obligation:
Before receiving RD funds it is usually necessary to complete the Uniform Environmental Report
Engineering Services Agreements
One of the following formats must be used to document your understanding with your client, if RD funds will be used for your water or waste project:
EJCDC Owner-Engineer Agreement
(Must be purchased, follow
link) This is the current National USDA Rural Development Standard.
Standard Contract Documents for RUS Projects in Pennsylvania
Nationally, USDA Rural Development has adopted the Engineers Joint contract Documemt Committee "EJCDC" document standard. Firms must make a one time purchase of the 2002 Funding Agency Edition (only) from one fo the Committee's sales agents, and after these are purchased they must be modified in accordance with Pennsylvania Rural Development Administrative Notice PA AN 1254 (1780) Rural Utilities Service Bulletin 1780-26 (PA Revision 6-2010) dated October 27, 2010.
EJCDC: Be aware the standard "Funding Agency Edition" EJCDC documents dated 2002 must be modified according to PA rural Development Administrative Notice 1186 (1780) dated March 1, 2004; Attachment No.1: RUS Bulleting 1780-26 (PA Revision, 12-2003). The Funding Agency Edition" must be purchased from an EJCDC sales agent. Rural Development is not permitted to distribute the documents. For your convenience a link to the USDA webpage inluding a copy each document is provided below.
Construction Contract Documents