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Resource with single cost multiple tasks. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have looked for this and all the answers I have found do not work.

    I am working on a construction project and I need to put a single contract price to some of my resources that will have multiple tasks assigned to the under the one contract.

    Example: My surveyor will have the 2 tasks of staking the excavation and pining the foundation. They are scheduled appart but under the same fixed price contract of 1800$. How do I put that into project the right way??

    Thanks

    Monday, July 4, 2011 7:53 PM

Answers

  • I might  just put the whole 1800 on the last task. I imagine you are not paying them up front and they are not going to bill you till the last of the work is complete. I would put the whole 1800 as a fixed cost on the last task with 'END' as the fixed cost accural method.
    --- Brian Kennemer Web: http://www.deltabahn.com Blog: http://www.projectified.com
    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:54 PM
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  • Thelemite,

    You don't tell us what you tried, only that none of it "worked". Here's one approach.

    Set up a summary line as surveyor tasks. Enter $1800 into the Fixed Cost field. Under the summary show the two performance tasks (stake the excavation and Pin the foundation) with whatever duration is appropriate. Assign the surveyor resource to each performance task with $0/hr as the rate for the surveyor.

    Does that work for you?

    John

    Monday, July 4, 2011 8:01 PM
  • Hi Thelemite,

    So if I understand correctly then you have a fixed price of 1800 $ for a single contractor who needs to complete 2 tasks. You want to track the progress of the tasks and also capture the forecast and actual cost of 1800$? Well you could use a cost resource? have you tried that? i prefer cost resource rather than entering fixed cost in a column (as that relies heavily on the task being 100% complete for the actuals to be applied)

    so example you could do the following

    create cost resource called "Surveyor"

    task 1 - excavation (assign cost resource to task enter 900$ as "cost") 

    task 2  - pining (assign cost resource to task enter 900$ as "cost")

    Update Actual cost for the surveyor on the tasks manually

    as I mentioned the benefit of cost resource is that you can update the actual cost manually without relying on % complete.

    Does that help?

    NS

     

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:09 AM
  • I might  just put the whole 1800 on the last task. I imagine you are not paying them up front and they are not going to bill you till the last of the work is complete. I would put the whole 1800 as a fixed cost on the last task with 'END' as the fixed cost accural method.
    --- Brian Kennemer Web: http://www.deltabahn.com Blog: http://www.projectified.com
    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:54 PM
    Moderator