The DoD Facilities Pricing Guide represents a new milestone in the Department's ongoing effort to unify programming and
budgeting guidance for facilities. The Guide consists of two parts formerly published separately.
Part 1, previously published as the DoD Facilities Cost Factor Handbook, provides unit cost factors intended for
macro-level analysis and planning in tools such as the Facilities Sustainment Model and the Facilities Recapitalization
Metric. These cost factors are generally not suitable for individual facilities or projects.
Part 2, formerly published separately as the Tri-Service MILCON Pricing Guidance, provides unit cost data and
related adjustment factors for selected DoD facility types and is intended for use in developing project-level estimates
and preparing MILCON project documentation (DD Forms 1391).
Users may note similarities between the two sections--specifically, that many of the Part 1 construction cost factors are
derived from corresponding Tri-Service Primary Facility Unit Cost Data found in Part 2. Nonetheless, Part 1 construction cost
factors may differ slightly from those in Part 2 due to the following reasons:
Facility Analysis Categories (FACs) that form the basis of Part 1 cost factors differ from Primary Facility Unit
categories that are the basis of the Part 2 cost factors. Often, FACs are more specific than the Primary Facility Unit
categories. FACs may also be a composite of Primary Facility Unit categories and other sources.
FAC (Part 1) cost factors are based upon the reported average DoD facility size or an established benchmark, as
annotated in the FAC notes. This may differ from the reference size for Part 2 cost factors.
Part 1 cost factors are expressed in current year (FY03) dollars; part 2 cost factors are expressed in FY05 dollars.
The Department intends to more-fully integrate the data provided in these two sections in future versions of the Guide to better
serve common objectives, and welcomes any recommendations that users may have toward this goal.
The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment is the proponent for the Facilities
Pricing Guide. Please e-mail your comments to: DoD.Pricing.Guide@osd.mil.