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provide a step-by-step procedure in developing the total
(1) Estimate Detail Summary Sheet, DA
equipment, labor, materials, and supply costs to support
Form 5417-R (figure 17-10), is used to summarize
the construction task plan of operations described on
project costs, to relate the method of distribution of
ENG Form 1741-R. ENG Form 1741c-R combines the
overhead and profit to the various bid items, and to
information described on ENG Forms 1741a-R and
determine the overall price for each bid item. For unit
1741b-R and may be used when the equipment, labor,
price bid items, calculations, results, and rounding may
material, and supply requirements for the work item are
be shown on the line following the total bid item price
calculation. Rounding of Lump Sum bid items may also
be shown similarly. The total cost, or adjusted cost,
(5) Telephone quotation sheet (Figure 17-8),
should be transferred to the bidding schedule.
example shown in appendix B, is used to identify and
record costs obtained from subcontractors or vendors in
(2) Cost Estimate Analysis, DA Form 5418-R
developing an estimate.
(figure 17-11), is used to itemize and quantify work
tasks and to calculate the direct cost for each task. The
(6) Wage Rate Calculations, DA Form 5420-
form follows, column-by-column, the format shown in
R (figure 17-9), will be used to develop the total hourly
the UPB. It is also intended as the direct cost summary
rate for the various classifications of labor required for
sheet for each bid item. Items of significant cost should
the job. The "Effective Period" block on the form
relate to other detailed backup sheets of analysis or
should show the dates the wage rates are applicable.
The basic hourly wage rate should be a reasonable
estimate of the average wage the contractor would
(3) Construction Cost Estimate Worksheet,
expect to pay during the construction period. In an
ENG Form 150a (figure 17-12), is used for miscellaneous
estimate for a construction contract modification, the
cost items. Common uses include quantity take-off,
actual wage rates paid by the contractor should be used
description and discussion pages, and price quotations.
if available. Enter the number of shifts per day, hours
per shift and days per week in the "Operational Shifts"
(4) Crew and Productivity Worksheet, DA
block to support the overtime factor used. For example,
Form 5419-R (figure 17-13), is used to develop a crew
2/8's 5 days, indicates two 8-hour shifts per day, 5 days
analysis and task unit cost for labor and equipment.
per week. Details and procedures for developing the
This is necessary for significant and unusual
costs for each item identified in the column headings are
construction tasks. The "CREW REF NO" can be
described in chapter 5, table 5-1.
completed similar to the crew names described in the
b. Military Program. Although no forms are
mandatory for use in preparing early design estimates, it
(5) Wage Rate Calculations, DA Form 5420-R
is recommended that the cost engineer consider using
(figure 17-9), is the same form as used for civil works.
forms expressing unit price and extended price in
columns. The following standard estimating forms will
c. HTRW. For HTRW estimates which are
be used in preparing detailed construction cost estimates
prepared manually, the DA Form 5400 Series and/or the
for military projects.
ENG Form 1700 Series estimating forms may be used.