# How to Calculate the Ceiling Price

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1. ### venkata kishna r koppir Active Member

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In this fixed price incentive fee contract, the target cost is estimated at \$150,000 and the target fee at \$30,000. The project is over, and the buyer has agreed the costs were, in fact \$210,000. Because the seller's costs came in higher than the target cost, the seller shares in the added cost:60 percent to the buyer and 40 percent to the seller. Calculate the final fee, the final price, and the point of total assumption.

I did not understand how they got \$200,000 ???

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3. ### Chandra M R(4723) Consultant & Trainer Trainer

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Dear Venkata,

Where did you find this question.. It seems to incomplete. Check if it has the information about the ceiling price. Besides, the explanation is very clear about calculating Final fee, Final price & Point of Assumption.

Just recheck the question once. It should be there.

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Chandra M R

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4. ### venkata kishna r koppir Active Member

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This is from Rita PMP 8th edition Book. This is the complete question.

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5. ### venkata kishna r koppir Active Member

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This is the complete Question

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6. ### tim jerome Well-Known Member Trainer

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To continue the thought - ceiling price is a value that the buyer cannot or will not pay beyond. It's based on Buyer's perception of the value of the work. For our purposes, it will always be provided.

If you wish to discuss the questions, ask and we'll decompose the logic and problem.

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8. ### tim jerome Well-Known Member Trainer

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Here are the data - I've simplified the details, and laid out clearly.

The PTA is interesting, as it states exactly where the Seller will assumes all future overruns.
To that point, the seller at this point still is making a little profit, but that profit will be spent if there are more costs.

target cost \$150,000
target fee \$ 30,000.
Ceiling \$200,000

The project is over,

Actual costs \$210,000
Share Ratio 60/40
Overrun \$ 60,000
Seller's share \$ 24,000

Because the seller's costs came in higher than the target cost, the seller shares in the added cost:60 percent to the buyer and 40 percent to the seller.

final fee = the sum of:
Target Fee \$ 30,000
Seller's share -\$ 24,000
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\$ 6,000

final price = the sum of:
Actual Cost \$210,000
Target Fee \$ 30,000
Seller's share -\$ 24,000
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\$270,000

point of total assumption (PTA) -

[(Ceiling Price - Target Price) / Buyer's share] + Target Cost

Target Price = Target Cost + Target Fee

[(\$200,000 - (\$150,000+\$30,000) / .6] + \$150,000

\$183,333
This is the point where the seller will assume future overruns.

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