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Value Study Scheduling Chart

Value Planning, Value Engineering, and Value Engineering Contract Proposals (VECP) are required in many activities (primarily construction projects over $1 million), so follow the requirements table to see when these studies are legally mandated. Teams following the Goal and PASS process solve specific project problems, but do not meet mandatory DOI requirements for Value Studies. Click on the image below (or get a pdf to print out) for a large diagram, which shows where GOAL, PASS, Value Planning, Value Engineering, and VECPs fit into a typical Reclamation construction project.


Technical Resources Facilitation Services, Value Studies, and VECPs compared to Reclamation's study chart. Use GOAL during appraisal, feasibility. Use PASS during appraisal, late in feasibility. Use Value Planning from feasibility to design. Use Value Engineering from late feasibility through design.  Accountability Report must be signed 60 days before the construction award. Use VECP during the construction process.


What is the best tool?

Value Program studies can dramatically increase your project's efficiency and cost effectiveness.

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Number of stakeholders

Do a GOAL study with stakeholders to build consensus and clarify objectives.

Include stakeholders in a PASS study to ensure participation in solutions.

Report the results of any Value Planning or Value Engineering studies promptly and allow time for comments and input.

Consider a GOAL study with stakeholders to solidify consensus and build approval for the project. `
Complexity

Do a GOAL study to clarify objectives.

Do a PASS study or a Value Planning to ensure the broadest range of alternatives.

Do a Value Engineering study to optimize alternatives.

Consider a PASS or a Value Planning study if alternatives or combinations could be improved.

Do a Value Engineering study to optimize alternatives.

Consider a less formalized PASS study to ensure a broad range of alternatives.
Budget

Do a GOAL study to clarify objectives.

Do a PASS study or a Value Planning to ensure the broadest range of alternatives.

Do a Value Engineering study to optimize alternatives.

If the activity is over $10 million, then do a Value Planning study rather than a PASS wherever possible to comply with VE legal requirements. VECP can help ensure that contractors save money.

 

Last updated: 5/10/13