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Accession Number PB2014-106454
Title Delivering Better Value for Money: Determining Outsourcing Feasibility and Standard Pricing Methods.
Publication Date Jul 2013
Media Count 135p
Personal Author D. F. Rogge F. Zhang
Abstract Two databases of engineering hours were developed to aid contract administrators in negotiating consultant hours for contracts for preliminary engineering (PE) and/or construction engineering (CE) services. The local agency projects database includes 181 projects. The OTIA III bridge projects database includes 124 bridge repair and replacement projects. Databases include estimated consultant hours by task for the projects, and descriptive information for the projects. The databases were analyzed to identify relationships between project characteristics and consultant contract hours required. Results of these analyses are presented. A procedure for use of the databases in the negotiation process is presented. In addition, general information relating to procurement of personal services contracts is presented. This information was obtained from a literature review, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and other transportation agency personnel.
Keywords Construction engineering
Cost analysis
Demand analysis
Estimating engineering hours
Federal budgets
Marginal-cost pricing
Negotiation tool
Preliminary engineering
Procurement personal services contr
Program management
Public enterprises
Standard Reference Materials Program
Welfare maximization

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
70E - Research Program Administration & Technology Transfer
70F - Public Administration & Government
96 - Business & Economics
50C - Construction Equipment, Materials, & Supplies
43G - Transportation
85 - Transportation
Corporate Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1419
Contract Number N/A

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