TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 172: Guidebook for Considering Life-Cycle Costs in Airport Asset Procurement explores how other industries use the total cost of ownership (TCO) approach for initial procurement, and how to integrate this into future airport procurement practices. A TCO Tool and five instructional videos on how to use the TCO Tool accompany the report.
Airports, as well as other governmental entities, usually are required to take the lowest bid when procuring assets. This approach tends not to take into consideration the life-cycle costs, such as the operation and maintenance (O&M) costs, which can result in higher than anticipated costs from the O&M budget. Since the purchase of assets is allocated from capital funds that are managed by a person typically different than the person responsible for the day-to-day management of O&M funds, there can be a disconnect on what is considered “better” when considering two bids. Taking a life-cycle, also known as a TCO approach, to the initial procurement may ensure a more fiscally responsible use of funds.
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Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||1-3|
|Chapter 2 - Asset Management Systems Implementation A Catalyst for Life-Cycle Cost||4-9|
|Chapter 3 - Procurement Best Practices and TCO Implementation at Airports||10-19|
|Chapter 4 - Incorporating Sustainability into Life-Cycle Costs in Airport Procurement||20-26|
|Chapter 5 - Building Information Modeling in the Asset Management Life Cycle||27-38|
|Chapter 6 - O&M Ready Connecting Life-Cycle Elements||39-42|
|Chapter 7 - Asset Commissioning and Turnover Process||43-45|
|Chapter 8 - Case Studies||46-73|
|Chapter 9 - Total Cost of Ownership Tool||74-79|
|Chapter 10 - Procurement Best Practices Implementation||80-85|
|Chapter 11 - Asset Management Future at Airports||86-87|
|Chapter 12 - Final Words||88-88|
|Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms||89-90|
|Appendix A1 - Excerpts from a GTAA Bid Package||107-170|
|Appendix A2 - GTAA Testing, Commissioning, Acceptance, and Turnover Standard||171-213|
|Appendix B - Example of Contract-Specific Requirements for the Design of Key Infrastructure for Network Rail||214-215|
|Appendix C - TCO Tool User s Manual||216-242|
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