The Cost Engineering and Relocations Team prepares and checks Government Estimates for bid jobs, prepares Cost Appendices for studies, serves on PDT teams and VE teams, prepares estimates for contract modifications, performs BCOE and ATR reviews, and performs mid-bid reviews for jobs that are bid. They also review alleged mistakes-in-bids, and support Office of Counsel as needed in bid protests and contractor claims. The MVD Regional Technical Specialist for Cost Engineering and the Memphis District Value Engineer reside on this team.
The Relocations team conducts inventory and prepares estimated costs of relocations for feasibility studies and DDRs. In the plans and specifications stage, they finalize relocation requirements for roads, bridges, and utilities, for various projects. They also compose relocation agreements regarding compensable facilities.
This team has the responsibility for obtaining National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for all projects that require a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPP) and permit.