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The product specification that details the operations required to build a standard construction project. It covers the costs of inputs (labour, materials and plant), subcontracting, preliminaries and overheads. It also covers contractor’s profit or loss, architect’s and engineer’s fees and non-deductible taxes. A bill of quantities is structured to provide a weighted price for each component specified which, when summed across components, provide the purchasers’ price for the standard construction project described.

Source Publication:
Eurostat, OECD, 2007, Eurostat-OECD Methodological Manual on Purchasing Power Parities, OECD, Paris – Annex VII, Glossary of terms and abbreviations.

Statistical Theme: Prices and purchasing power partities

Created on Thursday, July 12, 2007