Rire Sanjaya Sakti Consultancy Services

Why do you use RSS Consultants?

There are obviously a number of reasons why you are motivated to use RSS consultants. In previous research, we identified the following primary advantages that your experience through the use of RSS consultants:

  • Improves ability to handle peak of workloads;
  • Makes it easier to control in‐house staff;
  • Provides flexibility;
  • Provides special expertise not available in‐house;
  • Makes it easier to obtain equipment, office, etc.;
  • Is more competitive; and
  • Is in keeping with particular state’s goal of increasing privatization.

What are the Main Things to Watch out for when Using RSS Consultants Services?

The use of RSS Consultants Services is not without some caution. As before, we are identified the following potential disadvantages of the use of RSS Consultants Services, which included:

  • Costs can be higher compared to doing the same work with in-house staff;
  • RSS Consultants Services familiarity with specific in-house procedures can be lacking;
  • Monitoring of RSS Consultants Services’ work requires a duplication of effort and increased paperwork;
  • Assurances need to be verified that consultant forces are properly qualified;
  • Training opportunities for in‐house employees are diminished;
  • RSS Consultants Services personnel must be continually trained;
  • Salary disparities between RSS Consultants Services staff and in-house staff can cause in‐house morale problems;
  • Control and responsiveness of functions under the scope of RSS Consultants Services scope of work is diminished;
  • RSS Consultants Services can sometime actively recruit agency employees; and
  • At times, consultants can be more concerned with protecting themselves than the agency.

Sample:  RSS Consultants Services Scope of Work for Construction Management & Inspection Services
Summary: The sample RSS Consultants Services Scope of Work was developed to outline the required RSS services and consultant requirements for two specific projects to be issued under a single contract. The general outline of the scope of work includes the following:

  1. Project Description;
  2. Description of Specific Construction Services to be Provided to the Project;
  3. Contact Information for Contract Administrator and Project Engineering/Project Manager;
  4. Section 1-General Requirements
    a.   Project Standards
    b.   Labor, Materials, Vehicles, and Equipment
    c.   Project Staffing Authority
    d.   Submittal of Final Documentation
    e.   Engineer’s Certification
    f.   Task 1.0 – Construction Management Support
           i.   Traffic Control
          ii.   Daily Quality Control Inspection & Quality Control
         iii.   Project Documentation
         iv.   Materials Testing
          v.   Contaminated Material Notification
    g.   Task 2.0 – Post Construction Support
           i.   As-Constructed Drawings
          ii.   Preparation of Final Pay Estimate
         iii.   Preparation of Materials Final
     h.  Task 3.0 – Project Management
           i.   Progress Reports
          ii.   Certified Payroll
  5. Section 2 – Assistant Project Engineer Requirements
      a.   General Work Description
      b.   Personnel Qualifications
      c.   Documentation Required During Scope of Services
  6. Section 3 – Inspector’s Requirements
      a.   General Work Description
      b.   Personnel Qualifications
      c.   Documentation Required During Scope of Services
  7. Section 4 – Materials Tester’s Requirements
      a.   Personnel Qualifications
  8. Section 5 – Schedule Analysis Requirements
      a.   General Work Description
  9. Inspector Training and Certification Requirements
  10. Mandatory Control Supervisor Training
  11. Required Use of Personal Protective Equipment