cee167-sp07-mt2-Ibbs-soln - CE167 Engineering Project...

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1 CE167: Engineering Project Management Spring 2007 Professor William Ibbs MIDTERM 2 SOLUTION Date: April 26, 2007 General Instructions All work is to be completed in a bluebook – answers not recorded in a bluebook will not be graded. Place the exam sheets on the inside of your bluebook when finished and hand them in back with the bluebook. If you have a question during any portion of this exam, raise your hand and speak to the proctor. Write legibly. Question 1 [20 points] 1.a. What characteristics make a bidder responsive? Responsible? [4 points] ( Responsive bidder (in B 158): a. [1 point] Has filed out and signed the bid forms in accordance with the bidding instructions. b. [1 point] Has submitted a qualified bid in full conformance with the requirements of the bid documents. Responsible bidder (in B 159): a. [1 point] Possesses sufficient financial resources to undertake the project b. [1 point] Has the necessary experience and a track of record indicating the ability to execute successfully the work of the contract. 1.b. Discuss at least three purposes of unbalanced bidding. [6 points] In R 141: a. [2 points] To receive more money at the early stages of construction that will help finance the remainder of the project. b. [2 points] To increase profit without increasing the bid price, where there is reason to believe that the bid quantities and the final quantities will vary. c. [2 points] To reduce the bid price without reducing profit under some circumstances as in (b). 1.c. Under the generalized rules of contract interpretation, what is the priority of the following factors: [6 points] a. Course of dealing b. Customs and trade practices c. Express terms d. Course of performance The priority as follows (in B 299): a. [2 points] Express contract terms are more important than course of performance, course of dealing, or the customs and trade practices of the industry. b. [2 points] Course of performance is more important than course of dealing or the customs and trade practices if the industry.
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2 c. [2 points] Course of dealing will take precedence over the customs and trade practices of the industry. Note: If students who correctly rank these factors as (a) express terms; (b) course of performance; (c) course of dealing; and (d) customs and trade practices will get 4 of 6 points. 1.d. Discuss at least three ways learning curves can be used by contractors. [4 points] a. [1.5 points] For better planning and scheduling b. [1.5 points] For proper resource leveling c. [1 point] For measuring Impacts of Changes (Disruptions) to (1) re-plan the work when there is disruption and (2) to measure the loss of productivity (impact of changes) and get compensation for that from owner.
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