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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT <br /> FOR BUILDING AND SAFETY SERVICES <br /> This Agreement is made and entered into this 2nd day of June 2009, by and <br /> between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes (hereinafter referred to as the "City") and <br /> Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Consultant"). <br /> RECITALS <br /> City wishes to use the professional services of Consultant to provide building and <br /> safety consulting services to City on an as-needed basis; and, <br /> Consultant has represented that it has a unique and specialized knowledge and <br /> understanding of, and experience with, plan check, permit issuance, inspection and <br /> enforcement of the California Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, and <br /> the California Energy Standards as adopted by Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code <br /> Chapters 15.04, 15.08, 15.12, 15.16 and 15.18, and is qualified to perform said services <br /> for City. <br /> IN CONSIDERATION of the foregoing recitals and the covenants hereinafter set <br /> forth, the parties hereto mutually agree as follows: <br /> ARTICLE I <br /> SCOPE OF CONSULTANT'S SERVICES <br /> Consultant shall, in a professional and timely manner, perform the following <br /> services, when requested by the City, by or under the direct supervision of the City's <br /> certified Building Official or Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement: <br /> A. Plan Check: Review building and development plans for conformance with the <br /> California Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, the California <br /> Energy Standards, City Ordinances and other requirements as set by City <br /> Departments, as well as arranging for reviews by other responsible agencies, as <br /> appropriate. Plan check services may be provided either through the <br /> Contractor's own employees or by firms previously approved by the City. Unless <br /> there are exceptional circumstances, first plan check of residential construction <br /> shall be completed within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of the submittal. <br /> Subsequent plan checks shall be completed within five (5) calendar days of <br /> receipt of the re-submittal. <br /> B. Permit Issuance: Issue building permits when all City requirements and State law <br /> are met. Office hours for the Building Inspectors to issue permits shall be <br /> established by the Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement or <br /> his/her designee to optimize service to the public. <br /> C. Inspection: Provide field inspections during the course of construction, pursuant <br /> to applicable Codes. Inspection shall be made by the next working day following <br /> a request made by 3:00 PM on the preceding day. If requested by a permit <br /> R6876-0001111409810.doc <br /> Revised 1 7-4 <br />