By Martin Brook

Preface. Acknowledgements. record of figures. Abbreviations utilized in the textual content. 1. business enterprise of the estimating functionality 2. Procurement paths three. types of agreement four. smooth documentation five. Estimating tools 6. Contractor choice and selection to delicate 7. venture appreciation eight. Enquiries to providers and sub-contractors nine. soft making plans and procedure statements 10. source charges ? labour, fabrics and plant eleven. Unit expense pricing 12. Sub-contractors and nominated providers thirteen. Fluctuations 14. Provisional sums and dayworks 15. undertaking overheads sixteen. Cashflow forecasts 17. finishing the estimate and ultimate smooth evaluation 18. gentle submission and effects 19. motion with the profitable gentle 20. Computer-aided estimating additional examining. Index

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The JCT Standard Building Contract (SBC) and JCT Intermediate Building Contract (IC) with the Minor Works Building Contract (MW) are the most popular forms for building work. The ICE Form of Contract is used for most civil engineering 19 Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work work in both the public and private sectors, and GC/Works/1 is used for traditional civil engineering and building contracts let by central government departments. The continuing high sales of these contracts point to the commanding position of traditional methods.

Step 11 The buildings and grounds are maintained and operated to agreed standards over a 30-year life span at the expense of the private sector. The client pays an annual fee (unitary payment) or in some cases where a toll can be imposed on users the project can be financially free-standing. Step 12 At the end of the thirty-year period the building and grounds will usually revert to the client. 31 Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work Frequently asked questions What is PFI? ‘The involvement of private sector skills which offer the prospect of better value for money’ – Gordon Brown, then Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The parties to most of the JCT contracts sign copies of the printed forms, which is not the case for the ICE and GC/work/1 forms, which could be used by reference to an ‘office’ copy. JCT contracts are now printed in two parts: the Agreement, which is signed by the contractor and sub-contractor, and Conditions of Sub-contract, which are incorporated by reference in the Agreement. Some clients require a contract to be executed under seal; the standard forms have provision for this after the Articles of Agreement.

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