We specialize in providing top-quality estimation services for federal projects as per the United Facilities Criteria (UFC)
About United Facilities Criteria (UFC)
Costs estimates are to be prepared as though the Government were a prudent and well equipped contractor estimating the project. Therefore, the total construction costs, which a prudent, experienced contractor would expect to incur, are to be included in the cost estimate. This philosophy prevails throughout the entire project cycle — from programming through completion of construction.
Purpose & Scope
This document establishes uniform guidance to describe methods, procedures, and formats for the preparation of cost estimates and associated analyses (price/cost). This guidance applies where services have common requirements, however, for instances where there are differences, use the policies and procedures of the cognizant design agency. This document addresses the various phases of cost estimating from the initial start of design through modification cost estimates during construction. UFC 3-730-01 – PROGRAMMING COST ESTIMATES FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION provides guidance for cost estimating during the initial planning, programming, and budget review phases. The term construction includes remedial action environmental projects, dredging and other construction type work often implemented as service contracts. For the purposes of this document, the term cost engineer applies to qualified individuals, whether employed by the Government or under contract to the Government, who are routinely engaged in the preparation or review of cost estimates.
This UFC applies to Military Construction (MILCON) and Military Operations and Maintenance (O&M) projects. “Construction” is defined as construction, alteration, or repair (including dredging, excavating, and painting) of buildings, structures, or other real property.
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We specializes in delivering high-quality estimation services tailored to the specific requirements outlined in the United Facilities Criteria (UFC). With a commitment to the philosophy that mirrors the approach of a prudent and well-equipped contractor, our cost estimates encompass the entire project life cycle, from programming to the completion of construction. Adhering to uniform guidance, our methods, procedures, and formats for preparing cost estimates and associated analyses are aligned with the standards set forth in the provided document. Our expertise extends to Military Construction (MILCON) and Military Operations and Maintenance (O&M) projects, covering construction, alteration, or repair activities, including dredging, excavating, and painting of buildings, structures, or other real property. Our dedicated team of qualified cost engineers, whether employed directly by the Government or under contract, consistently ensures that the estimated costs reflect those that a prudent and experienced contractor would anticipate, maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and reliability throughout the various phases of cost estimating.
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