UNION Main Gate (MG) was developed as a key component of the Joint Cost Model (JCM) designed on behalf of MOD for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) Assessment Phase.
Implemented as a database cost tool Union MG was designed to capture, manage and control thousands of individual Whole Life Cost (WLC) elements. Each element is able to be profiled, sanctioned and combined into a complete though-life ‘cost to tax payer’ forecast. UNION MG was designed specifically to deal with the complexities and analytical scale associated with large Category A engineering projects of the size of Type 26 GCS.
UNION MG provides detailed reporting and output functions designed to produce results that meet and exceed major project scrutiny and corporate governance requirements (audit trail, configuration control, estimate owners, budget holders, estimating basis, information sources etc).