After being waited for five years, Ministry of Public Works finally launched guidelines on Analysis of Price of Per Unit of Work (AHSP) in the field of Public Work as a reference in supporting performance of construction work, like analysis of basic unit price of work component, maker of Owner Estimate (HPS) for construction workers, and maker of Planning Price Estimate (HPP) for service providers.
Minister of Public Works, Djoko Kirmanto, said that the guideline will create uniformity of methods in making HPS, HPP, and evaluation of unit price of work in procurement as well as physical performance. Before the guideline (AHSP), construction cost estimates were calculated by using BOW 1941. Consequently, disparity between cost estimates and actual costs frequently occurred so the Ministry of Public Works must use internal planning evaluation system within each directorate general in order to find price estimates which are almost equal to the actual price.
Djoko said that the guideline will create a uniformed formula in calculating basic unit price of worker’s wage, equipment and material, and in calculating unit price of work, owner estimate, and planning price estimate for works in the field of public work. The guideline is a single reference to be used by all directorate generals in planning price of their respective projects.
The guideline must be used starting from the day it is launched. Therefore, the guideline shall be first used within the Ministry of Public Works, then it will be socialized to the public.
In addition to making AHSP as guideline, Djoko also planned to make it as a legally binding rule. “The process is bit by bit. The guideline will be stipulated by Circular Letter of the Minister of Public Works. Then, it will be ratified to became Regulation of Minister of Public Works to make it legally binding”, he said.
Business News - November 23, 2012