Basis of Estimates Manual
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|Chapter Number||Title||Last Updated|
|Contents||Table Of Contents||11-1-17|
|Chapter 1||Updates, Registration||11-1-17|
|Chapter 2||Units of Measure: Abbreviations, Conversion Factors||11-1-17|
|Chapter 3||NOTE: Blank- for future enhancement/DQE Application||pending|
|Chapter 4||Pay Items and Estimates for Alternative Contracts||11-1-17|
|Chapter 5||Contact Lists||11-1-17|
|Chapter 6||Requesting Pay Items:
Activating/Opening Pay Items
Requesting New Items
Coordination Team - Generic Pay Items Developmental Pay Items (Trial Items)
|Chapter 7|| Design Tools
|Chapter 8||Summary Boxes||Update posted 7-16-18|
|Chapter 9||Applications for
Designers: Webgate, PrP, and Designer Web Pages
See Training page and "Helpful Hints" handouts
|Chapter 10||Formatting Pay Items||11-1-17|
|BOE within DQE||BOE Pay Item Database within DQE
This is the active database within Design Quantities and Estimates (DQE) system for the BOE and pay item maintenance. No Login or userID required.
|Active Database; revision dates vary by pay item group.|
|Items 000 to 199||Chapter 11: MOT, Erosion
Control, Litter Removal, Mowing, Earthwork
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 14-06: Special Detour
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 15-03: Protection of Existing Structures
|Items 200 to 299||Chapter 12: Base Courses|
|Items 300 to 399||Chapter 13:
Surface Courses and Concrete Pavement
|Items 400 to 499|| Chapter 14:
Structures, Drainage, Foundations
|Items 500 to 599||Chapter 15:
Incidental Construction, Curb, Sidewalk, Guardrail, Crash Cushions,
Quick Reference: Guardrail Payment graphic for Estimates Bulletin 12-02 Guardrail Payment
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 15-02: Rumble Stripe
|Items 600 to 699||Chapter 16:
Traffic Control Signals and Devices, Conduit, Midblock Crosswalks,
Traffic Monitoring Sites
|Items 700 to 799||Chapter 17:
Signing, Pavement Markings, Lighting
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 15-05: Reflective Strips
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 14-07: Route Shield Pavement Markings
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 15-01: Pavement Marking Materials Selection
|Items 800 to 899||Chapter 18: Mass Transit|
|Items 900 to 999||Chapter 19: Developmental and Special Pay Items|
|Items 1000 to 1999|| Chapter 20:
|Note: The Basis of Estimates is a design tool. It is not a contract document. All requirements, measurement, and payment details need to be included in the contract documents: plans, design standards, and/or specifications. Refer to the Introduction and Chapter 6 for additional information regarding the use of the BOE and specific pay item details.|
|BOE Archive||The BOE Archive web page has selected past editions. Please read the notice at the top of the Archive web page.|
|Estimates Bulletins||Current Estimates Bulletins are located at
Bulletins prior to 2006 are included with the BOE Archive.
|Recent Changes||Revisions to Pay Items, brief summary since January 2014, in .pdf format|
|BOE Training|| The BOE Training page provides course description
and upcoming training dates. For other Estimates Support Training, visit
Estimates Training page.
December 2017 BOE Update Training Webinar is available in .MP4 format (Large file, 111 MB)
December 2017 Notes from the webinar are available in a .pdf file.
February 2018 Notes from Statewide Estimators meeting are available in a .pdf file.
June 2018 Notes from Transportation Symposium are available in a .pdf file