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BCN 3611 Term Project – Medical Clinic Bid Proposal


Below I have included all necessary information needed to complete this project.

The objective of this project is to prepare a Bid Proposal for constructing a one-story Medical Clinic. Students must approach the assignment from the perspective of a construction contractor attending a bid, and prepare a professional price proposal using their knowledge, skills and common sense. This requires proper efforts with regards to:

  • Reading and understanding plans;
  • Recognizing construction work items;
  • Surveying the quantity for various types of work;
  • Using cost databases to acquire cost of construction efforts;
  • Estimating indirect and total cost of construction; and
  • Submitting and presenting a professional proposal of their cost estimation.

General requirements of the proposal are as following:

  • This is an individual assignment and students will not be allowed to work in groups.
  • Use the project plans and other reference material posted on Canvas to identify the scope of work in this project and complete the quantity take-off.
  • Follow the CSI MasterFormat® (2004 Edition) in organizing the cost estimate proposal.
  • Use the R.S. Means Online website (https://www.rsmeansonline.com (Links to an external site.)) (I will provide login credentials). to get cost data for all identified work items. It is the students’ responsibility to follow up on the invitation email to setup an account on the R.S. Means Online website and to inform the instructor immediately if they have not received such email (double check your email spam folder).
  • Reorganize the cost summary sheet following ASTM Uniformat II.
  • In case of any missing or incomplete information, students can make reasonable and justifiable assumptions. All assumptions must be clearly listed in the proper sections of the proposal, as described later in this document.


    The final report must be submitted as a single PDF file organized in the following sections:

    • Cover Sheet: Your information and title of the report.
    • Proposal Summary Sheets: summary table of cost estimates in both CSI MasterFormat and AST Uniformat II. (see spreadsheet templates posted on Canvas).
    • Separate section for each CSI division, consisting of:
      • Summary sheet including cost items identified for the division. The description of each item should be clear and written to describe the work item not the description of the RS Means item used for pricing (see cover table template on Canvas),
      • Estimated cost of items and divisions, included in the above summary table.
      • List of all the assumptions made in order to complete the quantity takeoffs, and
      • Typed takeoff calculations of all quantities included in the estimate or a scanned copy of neatly written and properly-organized handwritten takeoff calculations. You should:
        • Keep calculations neat and clear.
        • Separate calculations of different items using lines and titles.
        • Mention name of methods that you used in calculations (if applicable).
        • Show proper and adequate comments for your calculations.

    In addition to the PDF file, the Microsoft Excel file used to develop the cost summary sheets mentioned above should also be submitted.


    This section describes the minimum scope of work required in this project. This includes items from the following 11 CSI MasterFormat® divisions (if applicable):Division 01: General Conditions and Requirements Division 03: Concrete (for Slab, Footings, and Foundations) – use separate cost items for each of formwork, rebar, and concreteDivision 04: MasonryDivision 05: MetalsDivision 06: WoodDivision 07: Thermal and Moisture ProtectionDivision 08: OpeningsDivision 09: FinishesDivision 11: EquipmentDivision 31: EarthworkDivision 32: Exterior Improvements

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