Basis of Estimates Manual

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BOE Chapters
Chapter Number Title Last Updated
Contents Table Of Contents 11-1-17
Introduction Introduction 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, Fencing, Turf
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
660 Graphic

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: Utilities
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 Appendix

BOE Archive The BOE Archive web page has selected past editions. Please read the notice at the top of the Archive web page. Basis of Estimates Manual - ARCHIVE
Estimates Bulletins Current Program Management Bulletins are located at 
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 the Estimates Training page.
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