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(CSC-1925) Understanding Contractor Project Controls Capability through Request for Proposal Questionnaire

Primary Author: Ms Julie Richards

Audience Focus: Basic
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2015 AACE International Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Abstract: When the owner project team is evaluating the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for a project, there are many things to consider from a cost engineering perspective. In order to assess the EPC contractor’s capability and availability to meet the owner’s project controls information, data and reporting expectations, a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP) questionnaire is essential. This paper will address how to write questions for the questionnaire, how to avoid assumptions and inferences, and key technical project controls questions to include in a RFP to understand how a contractor estimates, forecasts, schedules, and tracks progress for small capital projects. It will discuss how to comprehend the contractor’s answers to understand their capability and availability to help determine the best EPC contractors to award the bid.