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Assigning Fixed Costs and Fixed Contract Fees

For some tasks, you need to assign costs that aren't linked to the task duration or the resource assignment. These costs, known as fixed costs, are entered in a task view that displays the Cost table.

You also use fixed costs when the work on a task is done by a contractor or vendor for a fixed fee. In this case, you would not want Project to track the hours of work for the task because the hours are important to the contractor or vendor, but not to you. Your cost isn't affected if the work takes more time or money than estimated. For these tasks, make the task a Fixed Duration task and assign the contractor or vendor as a resource to the task. Enter a zero in the Units field. The work amount is calculated as zero. Therefore, resource cost values from this resource are also zero. Then enter the contract cost in the Fixed Cost field of the task Cost table.


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