Since 1995 we have had four open-ended contracts at Cherry Point NC, four open-end contracts at Camp Lejeune NC, and one open ended contract with Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools in 2007 (DOD / DDESS). The projects completed under these contracts vary in scope from a new 120, 000 SF elementary school, major interior and exterior renovations to existing buildings, to window and door replacements and re-roofing projects. Typically, task orders under these contracts entail working from a very general descriptive statement to developing a detailed scope and cost estimate prior to beginning design work. Investigative field work, including documenting existing conditions through measured drawings and photography, is an inherent part of this process.