Ensures that proposed construction costs are sufficient to support project's community
coordination, urban design, and public space (First Impressions) goals.
Ensures that project design/construction budgets include anticipated costs for
archaeological resource identification and recovery, and other activities as needed.
Provides Project Cost Estimate form in UNIFORMAT II, Level 3 or other documentation
as required in the Planning Call (see "Appendix G").
Incorporates knowledge gained by destructive testing/investigations.
Applies applicable programming and pricing models to new courthouse and border
station construction projects. For projects proposing new courthouse construction, the
OCA's Center for Courthouse Programs develops benchmark construction costs.
Revalidates and refines shell, TI, and security budgets.
Evaluates and refines proposed delivery method, based on current and more
Informs choices about construction and construction management procurement methods.
Project Management Plan (PMP)
Validates or modifies, then refines the Feasibility Study's recommended actions for
implementation, procurement strategies, and delivery method.
Refines implementation strategy in detail for project implementation and its PMP.
Capital Program Support
Evaluates more focused micro-level alternatives, often within a single GSA property.
Relies most heavily on ABPs.
Ensures that the construction funding request is sufficient.
Refines construction or site prep costs, as needed, to provide a sound funding request
for the shell, security improvements, and TIs.
Complies with courthouse or border station program and Cost Benchmarks,
Provides sound estimates for construction cost and implementation analysis, including
sufficient estimates required to compare the preferred alternative to other viable alternatives.
The Planning Call
Supports the Construction Prospectus.