Benchmark Estimating

Benchmark Estimating

Benchmark Estimating Benchmark Estimating Company Part of the MacDonald GroupHistory of companies Why you should partner with us for the TMR 3PCM RFP submission benchmarkestimating.com www.benchmarkestimating.com Agenda Benchmark Estimating Company History 1. 8 reasons you should partner with Benchmark Estimating 2. Company profile 3. Products we offer 4. Services we offer

5. Key clients 6. Testimonials 7. Next steps benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Benchmark Estimating Company History 8 reasons you should partner with Benchmark Estimating for the TMR 3PCM RFP benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com 8 reasons to partner with Benchmark Benchmark

Estimating Company 1. Superior innovation with uniquefeatures not found inHistory other 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. estimating products World renowned business expertise in the 3PCM domain Strong track record of delivery to infrastructure authorities Leading technology stack including Oracle database Strong track record of systems integration Our estimating solutions will replace and improve on: a) the incumbent Expert Estimation, and b)

the early estimating function of TMRs bespoke WMS system Our software fulfils the estimating requirements of the RFP Our software is much easier to use than the incumbent estimating system. benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Reason #1 Benchmark Estimating Company History Superior innovation TMR want innovation, they want something new. Benchmark aligns with this by offering: Innovative features that maximise staff efficiency & deliver better estimates World leading parametric estimating models for faster & better strategic decision making, and Innovative solutions for early stage

estimating. If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old Peter F. Drucker Extract from TMR 3PCM Industry briefing presentation benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Innovative features Benchmark Estimating Company History Include but not limited to: 1.Three Point Estimating

2.Regionalisation 3.Routines 4.Power Routines 5.Auto Allocate 6.Project Comparator 7.Audit benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Three Point Estimating (TPE) Estimating Benchmark Company History Designed for government authorities Generates a minimum, most likely and maximum estimate for each project Based on innovative, probabilistic estimating methods Integrated Risk calculations using @RISK

Range estimates (including P10 and P90 estimates) calculated automatically EASY TO USE, the user simply ticks a checkbox to perform a three-pointestimate!! Will help TMR make better strategic decisions All estimates are prepared on an "unlikely to be exceeded but not excessively conservative" basis for various stages of the project life cycle to provide confidence in project priority, affordability and strategic fit Extract from TMR RFP document page 35 benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com

Three Point Estimating Benchmark Estimating Company History benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Regionalisation Benchmark Estimating Company History Estimating (first principles) for projects based on commercially available up to date region specific unit costs. Extract from TMR 3PCM RFP document Benchmarks Regionalisation feature provides a unique solution to this TMR requirement,

and has been designed for government authorities! benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Regionalisation Benchmark Estimating Company History Benchmarks Regionalisation feature: Designed in conjunction with the UK Highways Agency Used by the UK Highways Agency and NSW RMS Used by NBN Co, Downer and Fulton Hogan Allows all pricing data and estimates to be stored in one database Streamlines estimating operations Improves business reporting Improves standardisation Makes data maintenance easier and more efficient Minimises integration touch points Unique design, unparalleled in other estimating systems

benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Routines Benchmark Estimating Company History Benchmarks Routines feature: Designed for Road estimating Used by Boral Asphalt, Downer, Fulton Hogan and Colas Captures intelligence Ideal for asset valuation as well Helps less experienced people do proper estimates Can be used for any industry, any project Makes estimating:

Easier Faster More consistent More accurate benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Power Routines Benchmark Estimating Company History Benchmarks Power Routines feature: Designed for Maintenance packages Can price the maintenance of a whole rail/road network in seconds Helps price different options very quickly

Improves decision making Improves productivity and consistency of estimating benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Auto Allocate Benchmark Estimating Company History Benchmarks Auto Allocate feature: Prices bills of quantities amazingly quickly Allocates WBS items automatically based on matching WBS codes User configurable matching algorithms Improves speed of estimating by over 85% Improves consistency of estimating benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co

m www.benchmarkestimating.com Project Comparator Benchmark Estimating Benchmarks Project Comparator feature: Company History Designed in conjunction with the NBN Co for comparing estimates at different stages of a projects life cycle Allows summary and granular comparison of estimates Provides an audit trail Allows for statistical analysis Traffic light system highlights variances benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com

Parametric estimating pricing Benchmark Estimating Company History models Benchmark Estimating can write a parametric model(s) for QLD TMR for Managed Motorways or any other type of road or other project (e.g. Rail). This allows estimates to be done in minutes for projects at any stage of their lifecycle. Click above image to download the white paper on how the UK Highways Agency used a Benchmark parametric model to implement their Managed Motorway Programme benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com

The Roadworks EstimatorEstimating Benchmark Company History Proprietary software developed by Benchmark Estimating for road authorities Developed for over 15 years Early stage estimating of new freeways in minutes Helps with estimating and selecting which option of a project to build Improves portfolio decision making World leading innovation Used for road projects in Australia, NZ and UK Easily applied to QLD conditions & rates benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Roadworks Estimator Benchmark Estimating Company History

Example of input questions used by the Roadworks Estimator. Based on the inputs, a bill of quantities is generated and priced with up to date region specific rates based on first principles. Contingencies are also allocated appropriate to the stage of the project in its life cycle and the amount of information at hand. benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Reason #2 Benchmark Estimating Company History Business expertise in

3PCM domain In addition to providing and supporting estimating software, we have significant real world experience in: Design Infrastructure estimating Contract administration Risk management Construction programming These services are provided by our sister companies MIEngineers & Benchmark Estimating UK benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Reason #3 Benchmark Estimating Company History Proven track record delivering to

infrastructure authorities In addition to providing and supporting estimating software, our companies have significant experience working with many authorities on many types of projects benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Proven track record Benchmark Estimating Company History Provided & supported estimating software to RMS for over 14 years Provided & supported estimating software to UK Highways Agency for over 5 years Selected by NBN Co as the estimating solution for the National Broadband Network rollout Independent Expert for NZ Transport Agency

Trained over 100 personnel from Main Roads WA in estimating fundamentals Developed hundreds of independent estimates for roads authorities Developed a parametric estimating model for Managed Motorways for UK Highways Agency Developed Three Point Estimating functionality based on the needs of the UK Highways Agency benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Reason #4 Benchmark Estimating Company History Superior technology We made the move to Microsoft .NET 5 years before TMRs incumbent estimating system!! Our software supports Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server

databases both systems which are used by TMR. benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Technology innovation Benchmark Estimating Company History Based on the Microsoft .NET Framework (we moved to the .NET Framework 5 years before TMRs incumbent estimating system) Selection of database management systems including: Microsoft SQL Server Oracle

Citrix Ready Motorola ISV Partner benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Reason #5 Benchmark Estimating Company History Proven track record of systems integration We have over 18 years experience integrating Benchmark with related business systems including design, quantity takeoff, ERPs, project management, scheduling, Microsoft Office and bespoke systems. benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co

m www.benchmarkestimating.com Integration Benchmark Estimating Company History We have developed integration with: @RISK Viewpoint Construction Software JDEdwards Oracle (various products) Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) Microsoft Project On-Screen Takeoff Microsoft Word, Outlook & Excel ERPs including Jobpac, Epicor and Timberline Workbench Project Management IPM Project Management Vectorworks Design benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m

www.benchmarkestimating.com Reason #6 Benchmark Estimating Company Our estimating solutions canHistory replace and significantly improve on: Expert Estimation, and The early estimating component of TMRs WMS system. TMR would therefore have 1 vendor for all estimating software support plus an improved, easier and more innovative benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co estimating solution. m www.benchmarkestimating.com Reason #7 Benchmark Estimating Company History We fulfil the estimating

requirements of the RFP Benchmark Estimating Software fulfils the Estimating Requirements as detailed in the RFP. benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Reason #8 Benchmark Estimating Company History Our solutions are easier to use and more innovative than the incumbent estimating system Benchmark is widely regarded in the industry for being the easiest estimating solution, and also for being significantly easier than Expert Estimation. Many QLD Councils have selected Benchmark

ahead of Expert Estimation for this reason, as did Fulton Hogan & Downer. benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Easy to use & innovation Benchmark Estimating Company History Benchmark Estimating Software can be used by everyone in TMR who needs to produce an estimate Benchmarks unique and more innovative features also make it suitable to all types of users and all types of projects The incumbent system, Expert Estimation, does not match the ease of use and flexibility of Benchmark, and is only usable by limited users for limited projects benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com

Company profile Benchmark Estimating Company History Founded in 1996 Privately owned, family run business Offices: Australia, UK, Spain Over 2,500 software users in over 12 countries Global Reseller network Growing rapidly Oracle technology partner Part of the MacDonald Group of companies Benchmark UK

Benchmark Estimating Australia MIEngineers The group employs over 50 staff benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Products we offer Benchmark Estimating Brochure Download Company History Benchmark Estimating Software Lite edition Professional edition

Corporate edition Three Point Estimating/Risk module Available in English, Spanish, Hungarian & Polish The Roadworks Estimator Vectorworks Quantity Takeoff On-Screen Takeoff (Authorised Reseller) benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Services we offer Benchmark Estimating Software upgrades Company History 24/7 Phone Support Email and online support Training (in-house, online) Implementation (data migration and/or database creation)

Consulting (software customisations and integration) benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Services we offer (continued) Benchmark Estimating Company History Services offered by our sister company MIEngineers: Design Cost estimating Contract administration Risk Training Download the MIEngineers Capability

Statement Programming benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Key software clients Benchmark Estimating Company History Roads & Maritime Services NSW Highways Agency UK NBN Co (read the press release online)

Boral Asphalt Fulton Hogan Downer Infrastructure (AUS & NZ) City Care (NZ) CityWide Service Solutions UGL Infrastructure (Rail)

MidCoast Water Programmed Facility Management Over 40 Local Government bodies Over 80 Civil Contractors Over 20 Commercial Landscaping contractors benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Key clients (continued)

Benchmark Estimating Company History QLD Councils using Benchmark Estimating Software: Brisbane CityWorks Cairns Regional Council Moreton Bay Regional Council Toowoomba City Council Logan City Council Gladstone Regional Council Somerset Regional Council benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Key clients (continued) Benchmark Estimating Company History Key clients of our sister company MIEngineers:

QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads NSW Roads and Maritime Services Highways Agency UK NZ Transport Agency SA Department of Transport, Energy & Infrastructure And major consulting engineers including GHD, SKM, AECOM, Arup, Hyder, PB & SMEC benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Testimonials Benchmark Estimating Company History I would like to thank Benchmark for their support to the Highways Agency Commercial Division. Benchmark are the preferred software option for the UK Highways Agency estimating capability providing the Agency with world leading estimating software and estimating support. When I challenged Benchmark to assist in developing a true three

point estimating capability for highways construction they rose to the challenge working closely with us to provide the scope and direction to manage this significant software element of the larger estimating development project. Mark Gripton Head of Total Cost Management Team Commercial Division Highways Agency Birmingham, United Kingdom benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m www.benchmarkestimating.com Testimonials Benchmark Estimating Company History We really appreciate the commitment and service provided by Benchmark Estimating and we look forward to fully utilising the solutions within our organisation as we rapidly move towards full scale rollout of the National Broadband Network.

We selected Benchmark because, no matter what line of work each individual business unit is in, the software can produce estimates quickly and accurately. The software will be utilised in a way that can be rolled out throughout the entire organisation. Kevin Mercer National Manager - Design Cost Optimisation NBN Co Melbourne Peter Reidy Chief Operations Officer Downer Infrastructure Auckland NZ Read more testimonials benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co m

www.benchmarkestimating.com Next steps Benchmark Estimating Company History We welcome the opportunity to be a partner in your RFP submission Please contact either: Rob MacDonald Managing Director Mob: 0412 230 566 Email: [email protected] Nigel Watts Marketing & Product Manager Mob: 0417 413 043 or Direct 02 4969 8435 Email: [email protected] benchmarkestimating.com benchmarkestimating.co

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