The Steel Sub-contractor is asking for mobilization to be a cost loaded item on the construction schedule. Sub is also asking for the structural steel shop drawings to be a cost loaded item on the schedule. Does the FAR allow for this? I believe it allows for mobilization costs, if demobilization costs are also accounted for. But we have usually tracked critical submital items as milestones, not as cost loaded deliverables. I want to make sure we are being fair and reasonable, and need to know if we should allow the drawings to be cost loaded.
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The FAR does allow to have separate line items for Shop Drawings as well as mobilization. The FAR allows for mobilization costs and shop drawings as a deliverable for your contract. One example found on cost loading was a Unified Facilities Guide Specification; Section 01 32 17.05 20, Network Analysis Schedules (NAS) for Design Build that will allow you to cost loading, if this is in your contract. As always, I would work with your Contracting Officer and Legal Office.