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A bill of quantities is a document that provides specific measured quantities of the items of work identified by the drawings and specifications in the tender document. Every tender process benefits from using a bill of quantities to provide a clear list of the work items for pricing. 

We offer clients a comprehensive set of supporting documents along with a construction bill of quantities.

This includes the following:

  • Marked-up drawings.
  • Different formats, such as excel or word.
  • A list of the assumptions we have made, if details are unclear.
  • A list of questions, if there are conflicts or shortages of information.

What is the Purpose of a Bill of Quantities?

The importance of having a bill of quantities should not be underestimated as it is a valuable tool for the construction process. 

A bill of quantities is usually undertaken at the very start of a project. It is an extremely useful template for successfully estimating the price of a project. Any construction project in Australia requires a bill of quantities, also referred to as the “BoQ”, in order to detail the cost items of the project.

We at Measure Manage provide highly accurate BoQs that cover every cost related to your project. We are driven by qualities such as attention to detail, quality performance, and ensuring a hassle-free experience.

Both in-house personnel and client personnel are regarded as assets in our work, and we’re dedicated to nurturing both partnerships.

How to do a Bill of Quantities

To give you an idea of the steps we follow when preparing our BoQ, there is a structure that is essential for quality results:

  1. Review all project documents such as drawings and specifications.

 2. Create a spreadsheet for your bill of quantities.

 3. Prepare a list of materials you will need to complete the project.

 4. Break down the project into specific sections or categories such as roofing, plumbing, electrical 

 5. Start to measure each category

 6. Finalise the measurements and input into the BoQ.

Take a look at our useful BOQ Template for reference.

Once this is finished it is then given to the estimators to price the billed items accordingly. Accurate quantities is essential to get right at this stage which is why we take great care when preparing, checking and finalising our BoQ.

What are the Benefits of Having a Bill of Quantities?

Where Our BoQ's Are Used

Here is a list of the various areas that we have in-depth experience with these services:

These different types of BoQ’s are just some variants we provide services for. Reach out to us for a smooth and professional partnership in handling all of your construction needs.

What Sets Us Apart from Others in the Construction Industry?

Creating a comprehensive BoQ requires an in-depth knowledge of the construction process. At Measure Manage we strive to provide the best value and quality. We follow a process that allows us to check that all of the construction works are covered.

      • Our experienced quantity surveyors in Perth are fully equipped to visualise the job being built, aiding immensely in the material take-off process.
      • Our state-of-the-art software capabilities allow us to provide the most accurate take offs possible. 
      • Each of the quantity take-off and other related factors are listed in detail to ensure the accuracy of data.
      • We also provide other formats as per your needs, thereby ensuring a trouble-free and effective process for your business.

We have been recognised for being well-prepared, and always carry the load and deliver only the best services in Australia. This is evidenced by the high amount of repeat business and referrals we receive.

If you are starting a construction project and need high quality, work specific BoQ services, we at Measure Manage are here for you.

Contact us for Bill of Quantities Services in Perth, Australia call us on 08 9747 7034 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Bill of Quantities in the construction industry is very important for a number of reasons. In that, it acts as a shopping list of items that are required to be completed to finish a project. These items usually have a description of work, a quantity and a cost against that item.

The main function of a BOQ is to define the work that is required to complete a construction project. The Bill of Quantities lays out the descriptions of the work, and also the quantities required to complete that work.

The purpose of the bill of Quantities in construction is numerous. The Bill of Quantities should accurately describe the work activity. And the quantity that has to occur for that work to be completed. The Bill of Quantities also gives the scope of works to be undertaken, giving both parties clear borders of their responsibilities in a project.

There are many types of BOQ depending on which country you live in. In the United Kingdom, a Bill of Quantities differs slightly to a Bill of Quantities in Australia. This is due to the different standard methods of measurement that are used in both countries. There may also be differences in a particular field of construction. For instance, commercial construction projects may use a standard method of measurement. But civil engineering projects may use civil engineering methods of measurement, or even a client-based method of measurement.