Network Cable runs estimate seems high, you guys have any input?

Posted on 2011-10-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am coordinating a network build on a new building.  There are 45 unique runs, each with 4 cables to each unique location, so about 180 or so cables for the entire office.  The quotes I have been given are all about 15k-22k, which seems like an awful lot.  I would average each run to be 100ft, so 4500 total feet or so of cable with the path panel on one side and jacks on the other.  Cable is Riser rated, cate 5e (Cat 6 was too expensinve), and associated patch panels and jacks.  The higher end quotes also included certification, the other is just testing wiremap.
Question by:tsaico
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    Ask them to break down the costs, labour / materials.

    The cable should be no more than £40 per 100m , so you are looking at 1400 meters approx, so around £560 (GBP)

    So other hardware costs to include patch panels, wall sockets and RJ45's budget around 1500 to be safe...

    So labour costs are the killer, it is dependant on the routes of the runs, do they need trays installing in roof voids etc, there is quite a lot involved, but as I say a breakdown of costs should point to where the costs are, you can them quiz them on how they get the various costings.

    Check prices of components on the RS website..

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