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Architect's glossary

Estimated quantitative descriptions (DQE)

The DQE (Estimated Quantitative Detail) is a document, in principle non-contractual, used in purchase order markets intended to allow price comparison. It calculates the sum of the products of the estimated quantities by the unit prices. Sometimes called cost estimate.

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The DQE is sometimes called: Estimated estimate, estimated quantity estimate, estimated bill of quantities, descriptive and detailed estimate (DDED), simulation, standard order or sometimes representative basket of orders. Even more detailson the site Public market