Economic Cost Analysis

Unmatched Buying Expertise

Given the complexity of developing and acquiring major weapons systems, government buyers require a wide range of analytical tools that can be applied to different programs and technologies. Serco offers a team of experts with deep experience in the full range of cost estimating techniques including: engineering or bottom-up, analogy, parametric, and actual cost.

Under our Price Fighters support program, Serco established an industry-leading position providing engineering-based cost estimating and economic analysis on mission critical projects ranging from F/A-18 fighter aircraft to the Patriot Missile to turn-key data processing centers. Serco's cost and program analysts have helped procuring officials save over one billion dollars over the past five years through rigorous analysis of contractor proposals.

We follow through on these analyses by assisting contracting officers during negotiation sessions - providing them solid, defendable estimates from which to negotiate fair and reasonable prices.

Serco’s offering includes:

  • Life Cycle Cost Estimates
  • Independent Cost Estimates
  • Business Case Analysis
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Lease/Purchase Trade-Offs
  • Cost Risk Analysis
  • Contract Price Negotiation
  • Cost Realism/Should Cost Analysis
  • Activity-Based Costing (ABC)
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)