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Rough Order Magnitude Quotation

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Fixed Bid Quotation

Equipment Specification and PricingCompare to previous projects of similar magnitude and complexityUse recent pricing for standard process equipment (motors, pneumatics, enclosure) and secure current pricing for complex and specialty equipmentSecure accurate current pricing for all equipment, motors, gearboxes, controls etc.
Prototyping and/or Factory Acceptance TestingCompare to previous projects of similar magnitude and complexityUse previous similar bill of materials and operational requirements to accurately estimate FAT or prototyping effort requiredUse previous similar bill of materials and operational requirements to accurately estimate FAT effort required or prototyping effort required
Field Check Out & CommissioningCompare to previous projects of similar concept development, mechanical design, and controlsUse previous similar bill of materials and operational requirements to accurately estimate FAT effort required.Use previous similar bill of materials and operational requirements to accurately estimate FAT effort required.
AdvantagesOverall project scope and base approach defined. Least cost method to arriving at approximate project value.Project approach refined and defined. Included contingency minimized as most "Unknowns" have been turned into "Knowns". Approximately 10% of design engineering completed. Front End Engineering value issued as credit against eventual fixed Bid Quotation valueProject approach totally defined and solidified. No future financial risk to client if scope does not change. No surprises later because proper due diligence was funded to arrive at the project value. Included contingency minimized as "Unknowns" have been turned into "Knowns". Approximately 15% of design engineering completed. Front End Engineering value issued as credit against Fixed Bid Quotation value.
Machine Model & DrawingsNo CAD DrawingsRough 3D Model and Sketches3D CAD Model with major components placed
Mechanical & Controls EngineeringNo significant engineering done.Development of "rough points of motion" and controls flow designDevelopment of detailed points of motion and controls flow diagram
Machine Startup & CommissioningCompare to past projectsDevelop internal estimateFinalized internal estimate
3D Model Compare to previous projects of similar magnitude and complexityBase 3D model drawing, including major equipment and general machine layoutBase 3D model showing detailed machine layout
Typical UsesPlacement of project in next year's capital budgetBest value approach to arrive at an accurate project estimateAppropriation of capital funds.

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