SAME CEO Roundtable 

Topic: Project Cost Estimating for Government Contracts

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:30 - 5:00 pm, Dallas, TX (co-located with SAME Small Business Conference)
This Roundtable is currently at capacity.  

To participate in a separate IGE Discussion, please attend a session on Friday, Nov. 22, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

IGE Discussion, Friday, Nov. 22, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at SAME Small Business Conference 

Industry-Government Engagement (IGE) has been the core tenet of SAME since the Society was founded 100 years ago. SAME has a proven IGE Plan that is showing results.  As DOD continues its efforts to build synergy with industry, this session offers a unique opportunity for you to provide feedback regarding current DOD policies and programs related to the delivery of infrastructure and facilities. A panel consisting of senior leaders from Department of the Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, USACE, NAVFAC, AFCEC, National HubZone Council, National 8(a) Association, and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) will be there to field your questions and concerns. 

Outcomes include:

  • On-the-spot answers to your questions or a firm commitment to follow-up
  • Information on SAME’s IGE Plan and how it works
  • Inspiration to champion a Post IGE Workshop at the local level, and potentially for it to become a CEO Roundtable topic at the national level

As a component of

SAME’s Industry – Government Engagement (IGE) Plan, CEO Roundtables are high-level, collaborative discussions between CEOs of industry companies and invited government officials. The results are refined and edited into SAME Perspectives or further analyzed by an Industry-Government Work Group (IGWG) before providing a final "Perspective."    


The topic of discussion for this year's CEO Roundtable is Cost Estimating.  As you may know, with programmed amounts (PAs) based on DD 1391s developed as much as four years prior, using parametric cost estimating and verified with only a 15% conceptual design, current working estimates (CWEs) often exceed the PA.  There is pressure to minimize the costs that go into the CWE to ensure it is within the PA.  This leads to inaccurate CWEs and the inability to ultimately award construction contracts.  SAME Tulsa Post, partnered with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), hosted an IGE Workshop on this subject with recommendations for further collaboration.  Please click here to read the white paper, authored by COL Miro Kurka, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Mead & Hunt, Regional Vice President - TEXOMA, and Ms. Amber Lanphere, CCC, Team Lead - Cost Engineering, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District. 

CEOs, Presidents, and Vice Presidents - Federal, may participate in the discussion on a first-come, first-served basis by completing the form below.  Once all seats are filled, this form will close and no further applications will be accepted.  There is no cost to attend the CEO Roundtable.