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Johnson anticipates that the direct expenses of the contract, other than those noted above, would be… 1 answer below » Relevant costs for a pricing decision Johnson trades as a chandler at the Savoy Marina. His profit in this business during the year to 30 June was £12 000. Johnson also undertakes occasional contracts to build pleasure cruisers, and is considering the price at which to bid for the contract to build the Blue Blood for Mr B.W. Dunn, delivery to be in one year’s time. He has no other contract in hand, or under consideration, for at least the next few months. Johnson expects that if he undertakes the contract he would devote one-quarter of his time to it. To facilitate this he would employ G. View complete question » Relevant costs for a pricing decision Johnson trades as a chandler at the Savoy Marina. His profit in this business during the year to 30 June was £12 000. Johnson also undertakes occasional contracts to build pleasure cruisers, and is considering the price at which to bid for the contract to build the Blue Blood for Mr B.W. Dunn, delivery to be in one year’s time. He has no other contract in hand, or under consideration, for at least the next few months. Johnson expects that if he undertakes the contract he would devote one-quarter of his time to it. To facilitate this he would employ G. Harrison, an unqualified practitioner, to undertake his book-keeping and other paperwork, at a cost of £2000. He would also have to employ on the contract one supervisor at a cost of £11 000 and two craftsmen at a cost of £8800 each; these costs include Johnson’s normal apportionment of the fixed over heads of his business at the rate of 10% of labour cost. During spells of bad weather one of the craftsmen could be employed for the equivalent of up to three months full-time during the winter in maintenance and painting work in the chandler’s business. He would use materials costing £1000. Johnson already has two inclusive quotations from jobbing builders for this maintenance and painting work, one for £2500 and the other for £3500, the work to start immediately. The equipment which would be used on the Blue Blood contract was bought nine years ago for £21 000. Depreciation has been written off on a straight-line basis, assuming a ten-year life and a scrap value of £1000. The current replacement cost of similar new equipment is £60 000, and is expected to be £66 000 in one year’s time. Johnson has recently been offered £6000 for the equipment, and considers that in a year’s time he would have little difficulty in obtaining £3000 for it. The plant is useful to Johnson only for contract work. In order to build the Blue Blood Johnson will need six types of material, as follows: No. of units Price per unit (£) purchase Price Current Current Material Needed for of stock purchase resale code In stock contract Items price price A 100 1000 1.10 3.00 2.00 B 1 100 1000 2.00 0.90 1.00 C — 100 — 6.00 — D 100 200 4.00 3.00 2.00 E 50 000 5000 0.18 0.20 0.25 F 1 000 3000 0.90 2.00 1.00 Materials B and E are sold regularly in the chandler’s business. Material A could be sold to a local sculptor, if not used for the contract. Materials A and E can be used for other purposes, such as property maintenance. Johnson has no other use for materials D and F, the stocks of which are obsolete. The Blue Blood would be built in a yard held on a lease with four years remaining at a fixed annual rental of £5000. It would occupy half of this yard, which is useful to Johnson only for contract work. Johnson anticipates that the direct expenses of the contract, other than those noted above, would be £6500. Johnson has recently been offered a one-year appointment at a fee of £15 000 to manage a boat-building firm on the Isle of Wight. If he accepted the offer he would be unable to take on the contract to build Blue Blood, or any other contract. He would have to employ a manager to run the chandler’s business at an annual cost (including …

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