The basic components of a system for contract administration are the contract conditions, the schedule of items of work with their tender values and the contract programme. The schedule of items of work (bill of quantities) tends to be particularly detailed and therefore expensive to produce. Also the bill of quantities is designed for use in obtaining tenders and not for the subsequent running of the contract. This paper presents a computer aided bill of quantities production system which uses the priced items of work and the contract programme as the basis for a data based contract management system. The data base is configured for use by consultants, contractors and clients, however this paper is primarily concerned with the consultants. The system comprises a suite of computer programs which permit the construction of a standard list (library) of the descriptions for the items of work and makes use of these descriptions in the production of a tender document.
|Publication status||Published - 1984|