specified bill of quantities

I need to know by example, what a Specified Bill of Quantities looks like?
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Bill of Materials is what this is called (BOM)

Here is just one example.

They are lists of materials or items that are required for some purpose.
The exact column heading differ according to the purpose they serve
They always have a quantity, unit and description.  The other columns can vary according to what other specifications and identifiers are required for the individual usage.  Other frequent columns are revision level, manufacturer's part number, and internal part number, and a column indicating in what higher level assembly the part is to be used.
In which field of work is this?  In most cases it would be a list of all the individual bits that make the final product.  

A basic example might be an IKEA flat-pack table, where the list would likely show: Legs x 4 off; Table top x 1 off; Screws x however many; instruction leaflet x 1 off; screwdriver x 1 off; size 1 plastic protective packaging x 4; size 2 plastic protective packaging x 1 off; cardboard packaging x 1 off.

This would be what the end-purchaser would see, but the people actually involved with the manufacture of the flat-pack would see extra components which would be fitted to the components before they are put into the flat-packs.  For example, the plates that are mounted into the table top to make the end-user's life easier.

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waterstreet's a faster typer than I am.  ws's link mentions engineering, but bom is used elsewhere too: a recipe for a pizza for example.  
Right.  Just about any business operation that requires specific materials or subcomponents.

A recipe contains the simplest example: Quantity, unit and description.

For example, 2 oz, olive oil.  28 is quantity, oz (ounces) is the unit and olive oil is the description.
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