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Professional Services
Consultant Evaluation System

The Consultant Evaluation System (CES) has been developed to provide an objective, consistent method for measuring Consultant performance. The evaluation system benefits both the Department and the Consultant. The rating system provides the Department with a means of rewarding those Consultants who produce quality work, provides essential data to be used in the selection process for future projects and provides Consultants with the opportunity to improve job performance from one rating cycle to the next. The system is based on objective information, which is intended to lead to fair, impartial ratings.

Please note, the following changes will apply to CES 25 and going forward:

  • The rating cycle will now end December 31. The new rating cycle will be a calendar year January through December
  • Rating reminders will be sent in November so PM’s can start rating in December. Ratings will be due at the end of January.
  • Concept Development task orders will no longer be rated under the Planning discipline. All CPM general engineering term agreements and associated task orders will be rated under Design.
  • There is no Overall Quality rating for task orders executed to assist in-house design forces. Overall quality is a project specific agreement rating.


If the total rating for an agreement is less than 3.80, the Regional Consultant Coordinmator (RCC) will e-mail a copy of the ratings to the Consultant. The Consultant will be afforded the opportunity to appeal the rating with the Rater and Rater's Supervisor. This has been the practice for Cycle 22 & 23.

As a result, Professional Services WILL NOT be distributing PDF rating files for any Construction Inspection projects. If any agreement rating (not Individual Task Order) is below 3.00, firms may request a debriefing.

The files listed below are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available at our State Adobe Access page, is required to view these files.


Cycle 24 Ratings (38kb)

Cycle 23 Ratings (39kb)

Cycle 22 Ratings (104kb)

Cycle 21 Ratings (165kb)


Cycle 24 ratings: TP 040 and after

Cycle 23 ratings: TP 980 through TP 039

Cycle 22 ratings: TP 926 through TP 979

Cycle 21 ratings: TP 874 through TP 925


Rating Forms:

Cycle 25 forms will be posted shortly.

  • Design
  • Construction Inspection
    • Rating Form and Checklists (102 k zip Excel)
    • Materials Rating Form and Guidlines (343k)
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