Key Findings:

  • Project has three tiers of equipment. Tiers 2 and 3 appeared to be desirable items that will be purchased if money is available at the end of the project. There was no documented basis of what was in the baseline.

  • No documented connection exists between the results of the risk analysis workshops and the contingency figures the project team actually applied to the project estimate.

  • The backup support for the demolition and disposal estimate does not match the baseline estimate and is not detailed enough to support the $1 million estimated for this activity.

Project:

Gas Transfer Capacity Expansion project

Site:

Kansas City

ID:

03-D-121

TPC:

$31.3 million

EIR Date:

November 2002

Key Findings:

  • Key assumptions for cost and schedule estimates were not documented.

  • Assumptions for overhead and profit markups were unreasonable.

Project:

Joint Computational Engineering Laboratory

Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

ID:

00-D-107

TPC:

$30.8 million

EIR Date:

September 2001

Key Findings:

  • Funding level had not been established consistent with project costs.

  • Project did not have a current and sound estimate of TEC and TPC.

Project:

Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility

Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

ID:

00-D-800

TPC:

$25.1 million

EIR Date:

July 2001

Key Findings:

  • Project schedule was not complete.

  • A critical path analysis was not performed. Key equipment requiring long-lead procurement was not identified.

  • Review all drawings and calculations and ensure that the design criteria requirements are met.

  • Hazards analysis, including fire hazards, not complete.



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