At Oman Systems, we provide software solutions for heavy highway construction contractors to better manage their projects, streamline their bidding process, and easily search historical pricing. However, contractors aren’t the only customers who can benefit from our advanced software solutions.
Across the country, Departments of Transportation work with Oman Systems to create the most accurate project estimates possible.
So, how can working with Oman Systems benefit DOTs and their consultants?
Combine Cost-Based and Historical-Based Estimating
Using the “80/20 Rule” for estimating (80% of the items make up 20% of the cost, and 20% of the items make up 80% of the cost), there are a large number of items that best utilize historical averages for creating an estimate. However, there are some items that are unique to the project and are best estimated using a cost-based approach.
Oman Systems offers both a historical and cost-based solution with BidTabs.NET and ProEstimate.NET. BidTabs.NET syncs with ProEstimate.NET and allows you to create “What If” scenarios using NHCCI to adjust prices, DOT Index to adjust asphalt prices, include non-standard items, and more.
By combining these two powerful products, DOTs will get the most accurate estimates possible.
Custom Enterprise Solutions For DOTs
At Oman Systems, we have created the BidTabs.NET DOT Enterprise Edition to fit the needs of our DOT customers. This is a “Site” license for all DOT users and all DOT approved consultants. This is a set annual price that includes customization of the Project Information screen and a custom export option for importing into other systems.
Improve Communication Between All Entities
DOTs need confidence that all consultants are using the same process for selecting pay items and creating an estimate. By standardizing their estimating process, a DOT can streamline the information flow from all consultants and district offices to the home office.
We also supply an approved list of pay items. This list ensures that all districts and consultants are working off the same data source when submitting an engineers’ estimates to the home office.
Our History With DOTs
So, what makes us qualified to supply these custom solutions for DOTs?
For almost 30 years, Oman Systems has provided software solutions specifically designed for the infrastructure industry. Our previous background as a multi-generational highway contractor provides us with a unique understanding and knowledge of the industry we serve. These software solutions include historical pricing and estimating tools used to create project estimates for both Departments of Transportation and contractors.
We also work with the FHWA to provide historical data for the development of the NHCCI (National Highway Construction Cost Index) and have worked on several projects with the TRB (Transportation Research Board).
If you are interested in learning more about the BidTabs.NET DOT Enterprise Edition and how Oman Systems can help you create the most accurate estimates possible, contact us today.