"Professional services" defined
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "professional services" means those services that are:
(1) within the scope of practice specified by IC 25-4 for architecture, IC 25-31 for professional engineering, or IC 25-21.5 for land surveying; or
(2) performed by any licensed architect, professional engineer, or land surveyor in connection with his professional employment or practice.
As added by P.L.24-1985, SEC.16. Amended by P.L.23-1991, SEC.2.
"Public agency" defined
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "public agency" includes a:
(1) political subdivision as defined in IC 36-1-2-13;
(2) municipally owned utility;
(3) lessor corporation leasing a school building to a school corporation under IC 20-47-2 or IC 20-47-3; or
(4) lessor corporation constructing a public facility to be leased to a political subdivision.
As added by P.L.24-1985, SEC.16. Amended by P.L.2-2006, SEC.32.
Notice of requirement of professional services
Sec. 4. (a) When professional services are required for a project, a public agency may:
(1) publish notice in accordance with IC 5-3-1;
(2) provide for notice (other than notice in accordance with IC 5-3-1) as it determines is reasonably calculated to inform those performing professional services of a proposed project;
(3) provide for notice in accordance with both subdivisions (1) and (2); or
(4) determine not to provide any notice.
(b) If the public agency provides for notice under subsection (a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3), each notice must include:
(1) the location of the project;
(2) a general description of the project;
(3) the general criteria to be used in selecting professional
services firms for the project;
(4) the place where any additional project description or specifications are on file;
(5) the hours of business of the public agency; and
(6) the last date for accepting statements of qualifications from interested parties.
As added by P.L.24-1985, SEC.16. Amended by P.L.51-1988, SEC.1.
Basis for contracts; compensation
Sec. 5. A public agency may make all contracts for professional services on the basis of competence and qualifications for the type of services to be performed and negotiate compensation that the public agency determines to be reasonable.
As added by P.L.24-1985, SEC.16.