Request a Project Estimate

If you need an estimate (cost proposal), fill out a work order request.  After receiving your request, Facilities Management will:

  • Issue a work order for the cost estimate;
  • Assign a project/estimate coordinator;
  • Contact you to verify the request and determine what type of cost proposal is required.

Smaller request work (i.e., office painting, furniture cleaning, etc.) will no longer go through the full estimate process unless specifically asked for in the request. This is work that is expected to cost less than $300 to complete. Communication through the work order system will be used prior to the start of work if the amount is expected to exceed $300, and an estimate will be created. In both cases, an index must be provided on the work order by the requesting department, and the request/index will serve as authorization to begin work. Completed work will be billed to the index automatically on a monthly basis.For budget purposes, we will provide you with an “order of magnitude” conceptual cost proposal. Upon your approval and funding verification, we will work on a detailed cost proposal.

When should you expect your proposal?

  • Allow 10 working days for the regular and conceptual cost proposals completion.
  • The time to complete a detailed cost proposal, which may require engineering expertise, design and AutoCAD drafting may vary depending on the scope of work. The schedule can be worked out with cost proposal coordinator.

How to initiate a project after you have a cost proposal

You will receive an email cost proposal in the form of a memorandum describing the scope of work and cost associated with it. You have 30 days to respond.

If you would like to start a project: 

  • Reply to the email and include the index that you would like to use, or send an ISSV to Anna Welscott with Business Services.
  • Facilities Management will issue a work order and assign a project coordinator who will contact you with the proposed schedule.

Request a Project Estimate