Table 9-7. - Work Center Subdivision
Table 9-5. - Job order structure (Housing)
Table 9-6. - Branch Code Standardization
The estimator defines the scope of a project by specifying the work to be accomplished and the skills required. To help the estimator in this job, the Navy has developed Engineered Performance Standards (EPSs). The EPSs give estimates of the time needed to complete the particular craft phases of a job. You will find a complete description of EPSs in the NAVFAC P-700 series. Since these standards save time and usually provide more reliable estimates than individual judgment, the estimators should use them. When an engineered design is needed, the Engineering Branch provides it to the estimator. No types of estimates are used; each conforms to a particular need.
Typically, it is helpful for management to get an estimate of job costs before assigning a job priority. The formal planning and estimating process can provide this, but only at significant expense. Since a ball park estimate is normally adequate, NAVFAC has encouraged the use of the scoping estimate-a rough, quick estimate of costs. The scoping estimate is particularly useful when you deal with reimbursable customers. You can inform them of the approximate job costs and ask if they wish to go on with the work. Unit Price Standards, NAVFAC P-716.0, should be used when preparing scoping estimates.Continue Reading