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August 25, 2020
To Stay or to Go: Weighing the Financial Impact of Agency Relocation with the City Cost Index

How can you build an estimate for a large, complex project and be confident that your figures reflect actual market costs for different locales? It’s a difficult task. Luckily, there are tools designed to address this exact problem: The City Cost Index and predictive cost data.

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July 30, 2020
Comparing 7 IDIQ Programs for Federal Construction Projects

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for contracting construction projects for the Federal government. One procurement tool used by military branches and Federal agencies is IDIQ contracting. But not all IDIQ programs are the same.

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May 22, 2020
Implementing GAO Best Practices for Cost Estimating with RSMeans Data Online

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently updated their Cost Estimating and Assessment Best Practices Guide. Read this to learn how RSMeans Data Online can help Federal estimators apply the new GAO recommendations to construction cost estimates.

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April 23, 2020
3 Reasons Federal Construction Procurement Can Be Slow

Government procurement processes have a reputation for gridlock. The great irony is that government construction procurement is slow for good reasons. The guardrails are for our protection. Here are three common reasons Federal construction procurement can be slow.

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March 26, 2020
COVID-19: How Federal Agencies and Workers Are Adapting Amid the Crisis

A flurry of developments and directives have emerged in the last week to provide guidance and increased flexibility as Federal workers look to fulfill, and at times adapt, their agency mission in the face of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Read the latest updates.

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