10 construction-award bid analysis for prospectus-level projects
After the construction contract is awarded, the Independent Government Estimator
analyzes the bid cost, using all available cost data, including the contractor's breakdown of
costs submitted as the payment schedule for monthly progress payments for each trade or
The Independent Government Estimator reviews the final cost estimate in Uniformat Level
3 and revises it to align with the actual bid price. The adjusted cost data is provided to GSA
in formats found in Appendices C and D.
After completion of the above cost analysis, the estimator uses a format similar to that
found in Appendix D to provide a synopsis of the project space plan, efficiency, scope, and
basic design parameter measures.
GSA will provide the A-E and the Independent Government Estimator the following data:
The abstract of bids received for the procurement with an indication of the award
amount and the bids offered by all contractors.
Any breakdown or verification of contractor or subcontractor prices in the course
of contract award.
The contract's approved schedule of prices to be used for progress payments.
11 cost database
GSA uses cost data collected for similar building types to develop space-type cost benchmark
tools to improve budget development for future projects. Therefore, GSA's regional project
manager provides cost estimates, reconciled estimates, bid analysis, and construction cost
reconciling back to the bid estimate to the regional cost advocate or Central Office cost-
management staff to compile this data into GSA's cost database.
12 construction modifications and claims analysis
This section provides information, procedures, and guidance for estimating and processing
construction contract modifications. Contract modifications include change orders, contractor
prospectus product / deliverable P-120