The pricing of the schedule of quantities cannot be compared to the other forms of estimating because it is based on the ultimate amount of detail available, namely full contract drawings and the specification.

A schedule of quantities is usually available at the later stages of the project's development and often coincides with the tendering stage. Schedules also provide the necessary feedback to monitor cost over-runs and for the basis for processing progress claims, variations to the contract and ultimately the final account.

Professionally prepared schedules of quantities are an effective cost saving device for the client. They relieve the tenderer of the onus and cost of compiling their own, a cost which could otherwise be passed onto the client in the tender price. Schedules can frequently provide a greater spread of sub-contract prices, resulting in cost savings to the client.

Kwanto can provide scheduling services which include:

  • Measurement as per NZS 4202
  • Priced schedules for comparing to tenders


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