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Oracle Six-Year Highway Plan Preconstruction Status Systems Cost Escalator October 23, 2007
As per SAFETEA-LU Federal Regulations the estimated costs of federally funded projects are to be shown in Year of Expenditure dollars.
This basically means that the current estimated cost of each project phase in todays dollars must be increased to cover the cost of inflation from the current date of the estimated cost to the estimated year that the project phase funding will be required.
As project activities take place and better detailed information is available, it is the responsibility of each project manager to keep the estimated project phases costs updated in the Oracle Six-Year Highway Plan (SYP) Preconstruction Status System. In order to provide a uniform standard process for updating cost estimates for the Kentucky SYP projects, a Cost Escalator process has been developed within the Oracle SYP Preconstruction Status System.
The Cost Escalator process will use the estimated cost of each project phase in todays dollars and the estimated year that the project funding will be required to calculate the escalated cost for each corresponding project phase.
The calculated escalated project phase cost is based on a 4% inflation factor per year for Planning, Design, Utility, and Construction phases of the project and a 5% inflation factor per year for the Right-of-Way phase of the project.
The inflation factors are consistent with inflation factors that are being used in preparing Financial Plans for KYTC Mega projects. As projected inflation values change, the Cost Escalator process will provide the KYTC with the means to quickly update the cost in todays dollars to reflect the escalated project cost in the projected year of funding authorization.
The following information is a brief explanation and instructions on how to use the Oracle SYP Preconstruction Status Systems Cost Escalator process:
To access the SYP Precon Cost Escalator, on the main menu bar under Function click on Milestone Update. 1.
On the Milestone Update screen enter the District Number and the Item Number that you want to update, and then click on the Query button located at the lower left corner of the update screen. 2. Enter District Number Enter Item Number Note: Item Number + % will retrieve all subprojects in the base item number series. (i.e. 115%) After entering district number and item number, click on query button to retrieve projects.
After checking that the correct project was queried, click on the Cost Escalator button. The screen will change to the Preconstruction Cost Escalator screen. 3. To access the cost escalator process
Again, please check to make sure that the correct specified District and Item Number was queried before proceeding. Click on the Cost Escalator button. The screen will change to the Preconstruction Cost Escalator data input screen containing the specified projects phases information and the data input fields for the Cost Escalator updates. 4a. Note: Check to make sure correct project has been queried. Click on cost escalator button to access cost escalator data input screen.
The only data input fields on this screen is the Current Cost in Todays Dollars and Projected Year of Auth. For the initial process of starting the cost escalator process, the dollar amounts shown in the current Precon estimated costs were used to populate the Current Cost in Todays Dollars data field. 4b.
The amount shown in the Current Cost in Todays Dollars data field should be updated to reflect the current cost in todays dollars based upon the current project estimates, and the amount should not include inflation costs. The Year of Current Cost is an automatic insertion of the current calendar date year when the Current Cost in Todays Dollars is changed or Projected Year of Auth is updated Enter the estimated cost in todays dollars based upon the current project estimates and the amount should not include inflation costs. 2. The Year of Current Cost is an automatic insertion of the current calendar date year when the Current Cost in Todays Dollars or the Projected Year of Auth is changed.
After updating the amount shown in the Current Cost in Todays Dollars data field, insert the estimated projected year that reflects when the funding will be required for the corresponding phase of the project into the Projected Year of Auth data field. 6. Insert the projected year of authorization
To preview the calculation for Year of Expenditure Escalated Cost click on the Cal button on the right side of the screen. 7.
The calculated amount is shown in the Year of Expenditure Escal. Cost data field. Please note: The current cost in todays dollars, the projected year of auth, and the calculated value of the escalated cost is not saved until you click on the Save button. 8. Calculated Amount Remember to click SAVE
Continue the data input for the Current Cost in Todays Dollars and the Projected Year of Auth for the remaining phases of the project. 9.
Again, each time you enter data you can preview the escalated cost by clicking on the Cal button. Please note: The estimated costs under Current Precon Figures have not changed to the Year of Expenditure Escal. Cost and will not change until the updated information is saved. 10. Click here to preview escalated costs
After you have entered the Current Cost in Todays Dollars and the Projected Year of Auth, make sure that you click the Save button to save the current costs and projected year of authorization. 11. Remember to Save
The Current Precon Figures estimated cost is automatically updated to correspond with the values of the Year of Expenditure Escal. Cost when the updates are saved. However, the Current Cost in Todays Dollars is not changed. The Current Cost in Todays Dollars will be available on project reports, along with the date that the current cost was updated. 12. Costs update when you click Save. These data fields are cleared once you click Save.
Please note that when you click on the Save button, the information in the Reason for Cost Update data field will be updated to read Phase cost updated to reflect current cost in todays dollars. During our initial process of utilization of the Cost Escalator process we are going to insert this standard statement as a reason for cost updates. However, after the initial process is completed, we will remove the automatic insertion of the standard statement and will again require that the individual user of the cost escalator process provide the reason for updates to the current cost of the project phases. 13. Fields are automatically populated with the standard statement when you click Save.
Please note the SIXYEAR FIGURES button at the lower left of the input screen. If you need to see the type of funds, estimated cost, and scheduled fiscal year in the Six-Year Highway Plan click on the SIXYEAR FIGURES button. This is just a quick reference to the Six-Year Highway Plan information. Please note: Six-Year Highway Plan figures are not available for Breakout projects. 14. Click here to view Six-Year Highway Plan information.
Click on the Authorization button to return to the view to see current Precon Data information.15. Click here to go back to current Precon Data info.
Please note the statement at the bottom of the Cost Escalator screen, COST ESCALATOR PROCESS NOT APPLICABLE FOR PHASES WITH STAGE EQUAL TO AUTHORIZED OR AWARDED. 16. If you have not already saved your updates, and if you want to Exit the screen without saving any of your changes, click on the EXIT W/O SAVING button. 17. Click here if you dont want to save any of your changes.
If you have saved your updates and when you are ready to exit the Cost Escalator screen, click on the EXIT button. An information box containing Changes have been saved will appear on the screen and just click on the OK button, and you will return to the Milestone Update screen. 18.
Upon returning to the Milestone Update screen, you can query a different project to make updates or you can click on the exit button to return to the main Oracle SYP menu screen. 19. Click here to return to the main Oracle SYP menu screen.