Estimate development


Estimate documentation

  • Estimate documentation must be completed for all PS&E submittals. The estimate documentation requirements are included in the FDM.
  • The Technical Review Comment Form or similar form should be used during the estimate review process to document review comments and the designers method for addressing the review comment
  • Estimate documentation template. Provides a consistent report structure for all estimate documentation submittals.
  • Estimate documentation example.


Non-DOT presentations are for information purposes.  Recommendations and guidelines that contradict the FDM or this Estimating Site should not be followed.

Bid history data

  • HCCI bid history- Past bid results are located under each letting and called all bids received.
  • Average unit prices - Average unit bid prices for the past three years. Not to be used for PS&E estimates.
  • Bridge cost data - Summary of structure costs produced by the Bureau of Structures.
  • Bridge painting costs – Cost summary for bridge painting and negative containment systems.


For questions regarding the content of this page, contact:

Bureau of Project Development
4802 Sheboygan Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 266-1631
Fax: (608) 266-8459