are also summarized in Uniformat Level 3 estimates and work items. For both formats,
backup worksheet estimates are arranged by cost categories, with a summary sheet
combining all category costs. The 90% and 100% Construction Document estimates are
prepared at the same level as required for the contractor performing the construction work,
in accordance with the FAR.
Backup worksheets are required to support the detailed estimates, which represent all
cost-sensitive project data and define all major assumptions. Backup estimating data and
quantity-survey information may be in any format, but must be grouped under appropriate
format classification headings.
Submissions must follow the formats in Appendix A and provide per-square-meter or
MasterFormat cost estimates are prepared to an equivalent of Uniformat Level 5, with unit
prices separately representing material and labor. Cost-element lump-sum estimating for
either format system may be used only by permission of GSA. If cost elements are transferred
from previous submission levels, quantity values must be verified and unit costs adjusted to
reflect escalation to the construction documents submission date. Allowances for design
contingencies, general conditions and profit, bonds, and construction escalation are added
to calculate the ECCA amount.
3 market survey
GSA requires that the design A-E prepare a Market Survey for every project and for each
submission indicated in the Tasking Matrix (Table 3 in Chapter 3), and described below.
A Market Survey explores all factors influencing construction costs relevant to the current
stage of design. The Market Survey preparer gathers pertinent data by interviewing local firms
having knowledge of construction in the area. Possible sources include, but are not limited
to, general contractors and subcontractors, builders' associations, local government officials,
architectural and engineering firms, builders-exchange and construction-reporting firms, and
bankers and commercial mortgage firms. Particular emphasis must be placed on ascertaining
the availability of mechanical and electrical subcontractors and the associated skilled labor
trades. The Market Survey must reflect recent and expected bidding conditions that may
influence the cost of construction and list all sources of data.
prospectus product / deliverable P-120