Office of Estimating
Welcome to the Office of Estimating General Summary page
This page is intended to provide clarification and tips for getting the most out of the Excel based General Summary required for plan submission.
The General Summary is jointly maintained by CADD and Mapping, District 4, and the Bid Analysis and Review Team
News -July 21, 2014
A new version of the excel general summary spreadsheet is now available. Please see the Change Log section below for details. It includes a menu to look up and add pay items. Now items can be added by typing in item numbers, pasting in item numbers, or using the lookup function.
Please note that the version numbers will now reflect the release date (Vyy.mm.dd), rather than a 1, 2, 3 nomenclature.
News -April 18, 2014
Version 2.0 is now available. Please see the Change Log section below for details. It will provide a more robust and useful interface to CAD and we hope you will find it more structured and user-friendly.
We are experimenting with version 2.12a-1 of Estimator. If you have a single-funded project, we invite you to export the Estimator file to XML and send it in with your plan package.
CAAD and Mapping originally developed a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to link with designer plans and assist the design process.
It has grown into a required deliverable to the Office of Estimating.
The end-goal of the General Summary is to import data from construction plans as efficiently and accurately as possible.
2.0 - Latest GenSum release
1.4 - Previous, and still acceptable
1.3 - Previous, and still acceptable
Versions older than 1.3 are no longer supported. The values on the spreadsheet should be copied and pasted into a newer version.