Take-Offs And Bills Of Quantities
Take-off – is the calculation of the amount of work based on project documentation,
Of particular meaning is the performance of take-offs in the case of public procurement. Pursuant to the Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure dated 18 May 2004 on determination of methods and grounds for preparation of investor cost estimates, calculation of planned costs of project-related works and planned costs of construction works specified in the functional and utility program, the definition of a take-off is the following:
„take-off of works — must be understood as the elaboration that includes the list of expected works in technological sequence of their implementation, including their detailed description, place of implementation, or indication of grounds determining the detailed description, with calculation and presentation of the quantity of units of measurement for basic works and indication of the grounds determining unit prices of works or unit material costs;”
Bill of quantities – is the calculation of the amount of work, measured by character, it is performed before or after the implementation of works,
Both take-offs and bills of quantities of works are performed under specific rules. The rules depend on the type of works and conditions for their implementation.