What's Important and When
Derives cost estimates for existing buildings from prior-study cost information
(e.g., BER, BPP, blast, seismic, hazardous materials), TI cost estimates,
These budgets are
First Impressions program activities, charrettes, and detailed cost estimates where
established via benchmark
other cost information is not available. The Project Cost Estimate form
by the OCA's Center for
(UNIFORMAT II) should be used for R&A estimates of existing buildings.
Courthouse Programs. If the
Establishes shell, TI, and security budgets.
site presents special needs
Develops the site acquisition budget based on a short list of potential sites,
or opportunities, the PDS
and Site Selection Study
test fits, projected costs, and likely future real estate market issues.
must identify and address
Program Development Study
Provides Project Cost Estimate form in UNIFORMAT II, Level 3 or other
funding that is required.
documentation as required in the Planning Call (see "Appendix G").
These additional site costs
also must be approved by
Incorporates knowledge gained by destructive testing/investigations.
the OCA for incorporation
Applies applicable programming and pricing models to new courthouse and
into the project.
border station construction projects. For projects proposing new courthouse
construction, the OCA's Center for Courthouse Programs develops benchmark
Revalidates and refines shell, TI, and security budgets.
Selection of the procurement method is an important task within the project's
implementation (and is included in the PMP). There are procurement choices for both
the design and the construction processes. Procurement methods depend on the
needs and complexity of each project. Designers should be hired through the Design
Excellence program, using either the two-stage or three-stage (design competition
or charrette) process. Construction may be procured through various options. These
include the traditional design-bid-build, CM at Risk, design/build, and bridging
methods. Primary consideration is always to select the best option to deliver a high-
quality project, on time, and under budget while managing risk and flexibility.
Understands procurement methods and their strategies and weaknesses.
Sets project delivery method.
Confines delivery options based on parameters established in the